Ex-NY Mayor Calls for Trump’s Defeat in 2020, Signals Point to Presidential Primary
By Staff, Agencies
Billionaire businessman and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called Tuesday for US President Donald Trump's defeat in 2020 as he took a new formal step towards joining the Democratic presidential race.
"Officially filed in Arkansas to be on the ballot for the Democratic primary," Bloomberg tweeted, four days after doing the same in Alabama. Both states have early deadlines to register for the primaries.
"We must defeat Trump. He has failed us at every turn," the 77-year-old added.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg is preparing for a potential run for a 2020 bid after he claimed in March that he was not going to run for president. He does not believe that anyone else in the current democratic running will be able to defeat Trump.
Bloomberg spokesman, Howard Wolfson told CNN, "If we run, we are confident we can win in states voting on Super Tuesday and beyond, where we will start on an even footing."
He explained that because of Bloomberg's late timing of entry, it means that candidates have already gotten a head start in the four early states, and that his plan is to run a national campaign.
"The late timing of our entry means that many candidates already have a big head start in the four early states, where they've spent months and months campaigning and spending money. We have enormous respect for the Democratic primary process and many friends in those states, but our plan is to run a broad-based, national campaign."