Trump says he would 'love to run against Bloomberg'

Lawrence Kim
February 3, 2020

Bloomberg's ad spotlighted a signature issue for his campaign: Gun control.

It's not clear how much of that decision making was based around what Democrat presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg's announcement a month ago that he was also buying 60-seconds of ad time during the Super Bowl. You can be short.

"Now you could say socialist, but didn't he get married in Moscow?" Why should he be entitled? Really. Does that mean everyone else gets a box?.

"Cory Booker and all these people couldn't get all the things that Bloomberg's getting now", Trump continued.

"Well, it's been very unfair".

"I stand twice as tall as he does on the stage, the stage that matters", said Bloomberg. "I would love it", Trump told Hannity.

But Bloomberg's extreme wealth has also made him a figure of suspicion to many Democrats, who are intensely concerned about economic inequality; some of his most prominent rivals in the presidential race, including Sanders and Warren, have accused him of seeking to buy the White House.

Michael Bloomberg's campaign estimates the new tax measures will raise about US$5 tril over 10 years. He is a pathological liar who lies about everything: "his fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan", Bloomberg campaign spokesperson Julie Wood said in a statement, NBC News reported.

Last week, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) scrapped a rule requiring that candidates meet a threshold of grassroots donations, opening the door for Bloomberg to participate in a February 19 debate in Nevada.

Trump had already fired off a series of early Sunday anti-Bloomberg tweets, calling the billionaire "part of the Fake News" and insisting he "is going nowhere" and "just wasting his money", despite rising in the polls.

Trump also tweeted Saturday night about Bloomberg, using a negative nickname about the former mayor's height.

"This is what happens when somebody like me rises in the polls", Bloomberg told an audience at a campaign rally in Los Angeles later on Sunday when asked about Trump's comments.

The lengthy impeachment hearings in the Dem-controlled US House kicked off last fall after a whistleblower - whose identity remains a riddle for the public and media - alleged that Trump prodded Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Bidens.

In bypassing the first nominating contests, Bloomberg is charting his own path among a crowded Democratic primary field, putting his focus on the multiple states that will vote in the Super Tuesday contest in March. He has built up a massive campaign staff and has pledged to keep spending through the general election even if he is not the Democratic nominee.

"I'm not sure that they can do it, to be honest", he added. "When I heard Mike was stepping into the [2020] ring, I thought, 'Now we have a dog in the fight!'"

"The DNC didn't change the rules to ensure good, diverse candidates could remain on the debate stage".

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