Warren typically does everything she can to avoid criticizing the other candidates. Looks like that’s changing with Bloomberg’s entrance into the race –> https://t.co/9obomZ8SaJ
— Kevin Robillard (@Robillard) November 25, 2019
Mike Bloomberg did enter the presidential race, after all. But he’s given my favorite candidate a very useful punching bag, so there’s that.
I’d be more concerned if I had the impression that this was actually about Bloomberg winning the Democratic primaries, and not just trolling his old NYC enemy…
NEW — @MikeBloomberg in first TV ad touts his bio & targets Trump.
Ad closes with “jobs creator, leader, problem solved. Mike Bloomberg for president.” pic.twitter.com/Bd6O00uGDH
— Kendall Karson (@kendallkarson) November 24, 2019
“I’m Mike Bloomberg, and I’m everything the current Oval Office occupant pretends to be. Choke on it, Rich Man’s Failed Kid.”
… Not to mention, the celebrity-chasing horse-race media:
After standing outside @Mike2020’s HQ for 14 hours, ?@MikeBloomberg? surprised reporters and walked out the front door. I asked him if he’s excited to be in the race as he was getting into his car pic.twitter.com/fNi9r9IEUL
— Christopher Donato (@chrisdonato04) November 25, 2019
We're about to see how much money can buy cause prior to him getting in Bloomberg's polling is not good to put it mildly.
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) November 24, 2019
This should move him in the polls from 0.00903% to maybe all the way up to 0.01004% https://t.co/ep0o1DMQGA
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) November 24, 2019
He probably doesn't, which is one of a number of reasons why this whole thing is implausible and why the tone of the press coverage is too credulous this morning. https://t.co/qSJbDbYpYy
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 24, 2019
Seriously, the guys hate each other. Good story, from back in January:
Mike Bloomberg on Trump just now, "I think I know how to beat him. I have beaten him a number of times before."
— michaelscherer (@michaelscherer) November 25, 2019
… For more than a decade, the two New York billionaires appeared together at charity golf events, ribbon cuttings and even on Trump’s reality television shows, a relationship of political and business convenience if not genuine friendship.
The alliance imploded the moment Trump launched his bid for the White House in 2015, exposing raw differences of policy and personality that have become only more stark as President Trump has carried out a series of measures that are politically anathema to Bloomberg, such as withdrawing from a deal to combat global warming.
Trump, in an interview this week with The Washington Post, said, “I really liked Michael and I think he liked me, but it went really strangely haywire once I ran for office.” He said Bloomberg did not care about his political views when he was merely a New York City developer, but now “he probably doesn’t like my policies. I’m for guns, he’s against guns . . . A developer is a lot different than as a candidate.”…
Bloomberg, in a brief interview this week during a visit to the first-primary state of New Hampshire, said, “My objection to Donald Trump is the way he’s filling his current role, in terms of representing the country, in terms of representing the public. There’s an attitude, and a style, and lack of civility that I think is bad for the country, and I find offensive.”…
While both are among the wealthiest Americans, Bloomberg is much richer. Bloomberg ranks tenth on the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans, with $52 billion, compared with Trump, ranked 259th with $3.1 billion.
Rep. Peter T. King, a New York Republican who was reelected last year with fundraising help from Bloomberg even though he continues to support Trump, said the battle of billionaires has gotten deeply personal…
Hey, Pete ‘the Mucker’ King has already announced he won’t run for reelection. Wonder if he could be persuaded (by a sufficient consultant’s fee) to air his personal disappointment at the many failures of the Trump administration?…
Probably too much to fantasize. But if Mike wants to spend what amounts to couch change doing media, paid & otherwise, pointing out that Trump is a two-bit wad-of-singles bigmouth who’s broken or bankrupted everything he’s every done, then you go get ‘im, Mr. Bloomberg. Just make sure your aides forward all the nastiest clips directly to the WH.
Bloomberg’s campaign is what happens when a billionaire nurtures an abiding confidence that he’ll be president one day, along with the enabling conviction that at some point the world would call upon him to run. And then it doesn’t. But mortality is creeping, so you do it anyway.
— Adam Jentleson ?????? (@AJentleson) November 26, 2019