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Bloomberg Announces He Won’t Run for WH in 2020; Will Work on Issues Instead

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he will not seek Presidency in 2020. Mr. Bloomberg has been seriously contemplating his bid for presidency for the past several months, traveling the country to meet voters, and looking at options for divesting himself of his beloved media and news empire. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

On Tuesday March 5th, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he will not seek Presidency in 2020. The news was relayed in his opinion piece for Bloomberg News. “As I’ve thought about a possible presidential campaign, the choice before me has become clear. Should I devote the next two years to talking about my ideas and record, knowing that I might never win the Democratic nomination? Or should I spend the next two years doubling down on the work that I am already leading and funding, and that I know can produce real and beneficial results for the country, right now? I’ve come to realize that I’m less interested in talking than doing,” he wrote. “And I have concluded that, for now, the best way for me to help our country is by rolling up my sleeves and continuing to get work done.”

As reported by CNN News, Mr. Bloomberg has been seriously contemplating his bid for presidency for the past several months, traveling the country to meet voters, and looking at options for divesting himself of his beloved media and news empire. The billionaire philanthropist was prepared to fund his own campaign, as opposed to fundraising, in the same way that he had done for his three successful bids for Mayor. Though he began his political aspirations as a Republican and then an independent, he has become a great supporter for the Democratic Party. In the 2018 midterm elections alone, he spent roughly $130 million of his own money, helping Democratic candidates.

Bloomberg has been an outspoken opponent of President Donald Trump, and continues to be so. In his lengthy opinion piece he reiterated his disappointed in Trump’s first term. “I’ve never made any secret of my belief that Donald Trump is a threat to our country. At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, I said: ‘New Yorkers know a con when we see one,’” wrote Bloomberg. “Last fall I spent more than $100 million supporting Democrats in the midterm elections. Republicans in Congress had failed — and are still failing — to fulfill their constitutional duty to hold the president accountable. Instead, they indulge his worst impulses and refuse to work with Democrats on the most urgent issues.” He said that Trump’s Presidency would be remembered as “four years of chaos, disruption and deceit.”

“I know we can do better as a country. And I believe I would defeat Donald Trump in a general election. But I am clear-eyed about the difficulty of winning the Democratic nomination in such a crowded field,” wrote Bloomberg. He wrote that he will instead focus his efforts on a new campaign entitled “Beyond Carbon,” which he described as a “grassroots effort to begin moving America as quickly as possible away from oil and gas and toward a 100 percent clean energy economy.”

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