"We cannot endure President Trump's reckless and unethical actions for four more years," said the former mayor of New York between 2002 and 2013.
24 Nov 2019 18: 25By: canalrcn.com
Former New York Mayor and 77-year-old billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced this Sunday that he will compete for the Democratic Party’s candidacy, which 17 candidates are running for the U.S. presidential elections in 2020.RELATED
"I am a presidential candidate to beat Donald Trump and rebuild the United States"
The announcement puts an end to speculation about the intentions of Bloomberg, who for weeks has hinted at his intention to run for the Democratic primary, from which Trump's rival will leave for presidential elections.
And highlights the dynamics of the Democratic fight only three months before the instance that will kick the primaries of the party. "We cannot endure President Trump's reckless and unethical actions for four more years," said the former mayor of New York between 2002 and 2013.
"It represents an existential threat to our country and our values. If the presidency wins again, we may never recover from the damage."
With a personal fortune of $ 50 billion, Bloomberg joins a career in which there are already 17 candidates, with former Vice President Joe Biden leading the way, according to polls, followed by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg in fourth place.
Last week, Bloomberg had prepared his candidacy by submitting the documents for the registration of a committee called "Mike Bloomberg 2020", which is mandatory for candidates in order to validate their campaign expenses.
Bloomberg participates as a centrist candidate, who according to analysts could gain some of the support that moderate Biden has today.
Some believe that his image of a man who has achieved his position thanks to his efforts and his support for the fight against climate change makes him the best bet against Trump.
Others to the left of the party who sympathize with Warren or Sanders see him as the type of millionaire who would like to impose heavy taxes to reduce inequality.
"As a candidate, I will gather a broad and diverse coalition of Americans to win," Bloomberg said in his statement, adding that he would "resist" Trump's "intolerance."
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that Bloomberg's entry to the race shows that "Democratic territory is disappointing."
"We are ready. (…) I think President Trump will be ready," he told CBS.
Bloomberg boasted some of his achievements as mayor of New York, who had to stand up after the attacks of September 11, 2001. In addition, he referred to the ban he introduced smoking in bars and restaurants.
He also said in the best position to face Trump on issues of gun violence and climate change.
Last week he apologized for his long-standing support for the controversial "stop and search" police policy that disproportionately addressed black and Latino New Yorkers during his time as mayor.