Michael Bloomberg has never concealed that he considers Donald Trump to be an inappropriate US president. Trump is dangerous for the US, he said, for example, in March this year, saying, "I think I'd beat Donald Trump." At the same time Bloomberg said at the same time that he would not enter the race for the presidential candidacy of the Democrats – the field of applicants was simply too big.
Bloomberg has changed his mind, according to the New York Times ("NYT"). The newspaper reports that the media entrepreneur is actively preparing for a candidacy. So this week he will submit corresponding documents to register as a candidate. The "NYT" refers to unnamed persons who are familiar with the plans of Bloomberg.
According to the billionaire has been considering for weeks, but to enter the election campaign. He has not yet made a final decision.
The newspaper also cites a Bloomberg consultant, Howard Wolfson. The former mayor of New York is concerned that the current Democratic presidential candidates are not well positioned to beat Trump in the 2020 election. Bloomberg sees the current US president as an "unprecedented threat to our nation," Wolfson said Thursday.
Bloomberg was mayor of New York from 2002 to 2013. He is now a media entrepreneur and one of the richest men in the world. He has always toyed with getting started in the race for the presidency in the past. In March, the Washington Post reported that Bloomberg had already made extensive preparations for a possible bid. He is said to have already considered office space for a campaign headquarters in New York. He also had intensive polls and recruiting campaign workers.
Bloomberg was once registered as a Republican. In 2016, he considered entering the White House race as an independent candidate. Last year, he then registered as a member of the Democratic Party.