Former new York mayor, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, in an interview with the Financial Times confirmed that he is considering running for President of the United States.
However, he said that a debate of candidates being presented to the «depressingly banal, and outrageous to voters» who «deserve the best».
A few weeks ago the New York Times wrote: «Exasperated by the dominance of Donald trump at the Republican field and concerned about the blunders Hillary Clinton amid rising Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the democratic side, Michael Bloomberg ordered his advisors to plan an independent campaign for participation in the presidential race this year».
The publication also reported that 73-year-old former mayor of new York is willing to spend 1 billion dollars on his presidential campaign. The final decision, the article said, should be taken at the beginning of March.
Trump to this publication responded by saying that would be happy to see his «old friend» Bloomberg among the presidential candidates.
A month ago that Bloomberg may decide to run for the U.S. presidential election, reported by CNN, citing its own sources. At the same time the newspaper The New York Times, also reporting on Bloomberg’s interest in participating in the presidential elections, reminded that in 2008 and 2012, he considered the possibility of participation in the presidential race, but did not dare to run.
Bloomberg for many years was a member of the Democratic party, however, before to submit my candidacy for mayor of new York in 2001, became a Republican. In 2007 he ran for a second term as mayor as an independent politician.
Michael Rubens Bloomberg born February 14 1942 in Boston, in a family of Jews – the descendants of immigrants from the Russian Empire. Is among the world’s richest people according to Forbes: in 2015, his personal fortune was estimated at 35.5 billion dollars, 14-th place in world ranking of the rich (for comparison, the richest of the current contenders in the presidential race Donald trump in the same ranking is only 405 place, with a capital of 4.1 billion dollars). Is the founder and owner of Bloomberg. The former mayor of new York is a consistent supporter of Israel, he repeatedly called for the Jewish state and met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Official candidate for the post of head of the White house from the Republicans will be named at the party Congress 18-21 July in Cleveland (Ohio), the candidate of the Democrats – the same forum from 25 to 28 July in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).