Michael Bloomberg plans to run as a presidential candidate and meet Donald Trump
He former mayor of New York is considering running to the Democratic Party primaries ahead of the presidential elections and it is expected that he will present this week the documents to be a candidate, as the newspaper reported ‘The New York Times’. He 77-year-old billionaire businessman, he has been privately weighing an offer for the White House for weeks and has not yet made a final decision, according to the newspaper, citing one of his advisors.
The Democratic Party has been orphaned since Barack Obama left the White House, a house occupied by businessman Donald Trump after presidential elections after winning millions of votes in key US states. To everyone's surprise, the Republican imposed himself on Democrat Hilary Clinton, who would have become the first female president of the United States.
Bloomberg has already sent some employees to Alabama to get signatures to qualify the primary in that state, where candidates have a deadline to apply until Friday. The former mayor of New York and his advisors have called several prominent Democrats on Thursday to inform them that he is considering "seriously" his candidacy. Among others he called former Nevada senator Harry Reid.
In a brief interview, Reid said that Bloomberg has not explicitly told him that he was running as a candidate for the Presidency, but stressed that the intention of the call had been clear. "It wasn't just to wish me a good weekend", Reid stressed.
The Democratic Party, which now has 17 candidates, has four main contenders, the US senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, who represent the progressive wing of the party, and Former Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who represent the most moderate wing. Bloomberg was mayor of New York between 2002 and 2013 and has been a leading advocate on the problems of climate change and weapons.