by Frank Holmes, reporter
The 2020 presidential race just got the one thing it didn’t need—another candidate.
And it’s got political insiders — especially those that support President Donald Trump — laughing.
Former New York City Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork to run for president as a Democrat last Friday.
Polls show him the least popular Democrat in the field, with the highest negatives, and even his friends write off his chances of even being nominated.
A Wall Street exec close to Bloomberg told Politico that “it’s absolutely ridiculous, the idea that somehow Michael Bloomberg can win the Democratic nomination.”
And Trump said four years ago he’d love to run against Bloomberg, who’s little known and less popular outside the Big Apple.
But don’t count Bloomberg out.
He’s the 8th wealthiest man in the world with a net worth of more than $50 billion—making him 33-times wealthier than the other billionaire running in the Democrat presidential primaries.
And even though the first votes are cast in just about three months, he’s ready, because he’s been getting ready to run for president longer than some of the other candidates have been in politics.
Michael Bloomberg thought about running for president in 2008, 2012, 2016—and he ruled out running for president as recently as this March. So much for keeping his campaign promises… but then again, Bloomberg is the total opportunist.
Which party he supports will “ebb and flow as the political tides shift,” according to OpenSecrets.org.
Bloomberg was personal friends with Trump and even went on “The Apprentice” twice. But now, he says the president ran “the most divisive and demagogic presidential campaign” ever by “preying on people’s prejudices and fears.”
That’s tougher talk than Bloomberg has for the murderous dictator of China. “Xi Jinping is not a dictator,” he said earlier this fall… even though his government bulldozes Christian churches, puts Muslims in concentration camps, and harvests the organs from political prisoners.
Whatever the issue is, it’s all about what benefits Bloomberg.
Michael Bloomberg was a lifelong Democrat until 2001 when he realized he couldn’t win the party’s nomination to be mayor of New York City, so suddenly he decided he was a Republican. Six years later, he registered as an independent… and now he’s flopped back to Democrat again.
Whatever label he slaps on them, the 77-year-old’s policies would be a disaster for the country.
Michael Bloomberg is the definition of a political elitist. He backs Open Borders, gun control, abortion until birth, and putting men in women’s bathrooms.
As mayor of New York he waged a one-man war on fun, banning people from sodas larger than 16 ounces, stopping New Yorkers from buying serving salty foods or tranfats, hiking cigarette taxes, and cracking down bars that play music.
But he’s not just a killjoy. He’s gone all-out to destroy the Constitution.
He’s spent tens of millions of his own fortune to try to rip up the Second Amendment—suing gun manufacturers for legally making guns in other states that are illegal in New York City!
“I don’t know why people carry guns,” he once said. “Guns kill people.”
Talk about out of touch! The uber-elitist Bloomberg doesn’t have to carry a gun…since his team of bodyguards does that for him.
But he wants to take away your right to protect yourself. One of the Super PACs that he founded, Everytown for Gun Safety, drops millions of dollars each on small races to squash anybody who supports self-defense or safe gun ownership.
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He’s all-in for open borders, too. He thinks the country doesn’t have enough illegal immigrants, and that “we have to worry about…the anti-immigration movement, which will destroy our children’s future.”
The middle class’s real problem isn’t that illegals do their jobs for much lower wages and benefits, but that Americans are too lazy and ignorant to hold down good jobs.
And he’s way ahead of the curve on destroying poor girls’ hopes of winning a sports scholarship. He signed one of the first bills giving transgender men the right to use women’s showers and compete against girls in sports…all the way back in 2002.
Bloomberg is the definition of an elite liberal, personally and politically…and his latest party couldn’t call less about him.
“The best thing I can say is, ‘yawn,’” one Democrat political consultant said. He said Bloomberg’s candidacy left him “remarkably unimpressed.”
But again, don’t count Bloomberg out just yet because the Democrats may not love him—but a lot of Democrats are indebted to him big time. He’s given almost $160 million to Democrats or liberals since 2012.
His economics aren’t leftist enough for Democrats, and having a billionaire top the ticket will trigger the party’s democratic socialists.
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But think about his record: elitist, arrogant, Open Borders, and spiteful toward the middle class.
Doesn’t he sound like the perfect Democratic presidential candidate, after all?
Frank Holmes is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”