Sunday, November 24, 2019
Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to challenge US President Trump in the 2020 election. The Democrat announces his official entry into the presidential race of his party.
Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to challenge US President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. The Democrat announced on Sunday to officially enter the presidential race of his party. "Overcoming Donald Trump – and rebuilding America – is the most urgent and important struggle of our lives, and I'll give it my all," the New York Times quotes from a Blommberg statement. The official declaration of the candidacy seemed to be just one more question to be the time. Bloomberg had already spent more than $ 30 million switching television spots across the country. The billionaire has bought in about 20 states advertising times on television for a total of $ 31 million ($ 28 million), the advertising service reported on Friday. So far, no US presidential candidate for TV advertising has spent so much money. The last record is close to $ 25 million, which had invested the then US President Barack Obama 2012 for his re-election. Bloomberg's campaign demonstrates his clout that could help Democrats fight Republican President Donald Trump's re-election. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders condemned Bloomberg's alleged attempts to use his money to intervene in the Democratic presidential race. He was "disgusted by the idea that Michael Bloomberg or any other billionaire believes he can bypass the political process and raise tens of millions of dollars to buy our election," Sanders complained. Bloomberg's personal fortune amounts to more than $ 50 billion , The 77-year-old has registered in several states and at the Federal Electoral Commission for the area code of the Democrats. In his view, Democratic presidential favorites ex-vice-president Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren can not win against Trump.