WASHINGTON: Michael Bloomberg on Sunday announced he is running for president, joining the crowded field of Democrats seeking to take on his fellow New York billionaire, President Donald Trump.
“I am running for president to conquer Donald Trump and reconstruct America,” Bloomberg, 77, stated on his website as a $30 million Bloomberg advertisement campaign hit US airwaves.
The announcement ended speculation regarding the aims of Bloomberg, who for months has been submitting paperwork to qualify as a candidate at primary graduate and enrolled with the Federal Election Commission.
“We can’t afford four more years of President Trump’s reckless and dishonest activities,” the former New York mayor said. “He represents an existential threat to our nation and our worth. When he wins a second term in office, we might not recover from the harm.”
Having a personal fortune of $50 billion, Bloomberg will shake the open racewith 17 candidates currently vying to be the Democratic nominee to continue Trump following year.
Former vice president Joe Biden directs the race prior to left-wingers Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, together with typical Pete Buttigieg in fourth place, according to federal polls.