Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has expressed disappointment in the field of Democratic primary candidates, although previously ruled out a 2020 run for president. However, it looks like his hatred for Trump will prevail as he is beginning to take steps towards a campaign. The Associated Press reported Bloomberg filed to get on the ballot in Alabama’s presidential primary. “Alabama has an early filing deadline and is among the states that vote on Super Tuesday, named for the large number of state contests that day” noted the Associated Press.
Bloomberg adviser Howard Wolfson said today that the former mayor is worried the current field of Democratic presidential candidates is “not well positioned” to defeat Trump. AP reports that “Bloomberg has long flirted with a presidential run” but never launched a campaign for the 2020 elections partly “because of Biden’s expected strength in the field.”
If his stock was in Biden, it is no surprise Bloomberg fears that Trump can’t be beat. in February, Bloomberg said he was willing to spend $500 million to defeat Trump if he were to run. Alabama’s deadline is Friday for candidates to enter the presidential race, and the billionaire has sent staffers to Alabama to gather the signatures necessary to qualify. Fox News reports that a recent poll found “Bloomberg’s chances for winning the White House are not promising, with 32 percent of respondents saying they would never vote for him, compared to just six percent who would definitely cast a ballot for the billionaire businessman.”