Sunday December 8, 2019

Bloomberg candidacy shows up Democrats’ dilemmas

The billionaire businessman is banking on the party agreeing that he is the only practical option they have, but ‘little Michael’ faces a huge challenge

28th November, 2019
Michael Bloomberg “doesn‘t have the magic to do well” in a presidential election, according to Donald Trump. Picture: Drew Angerer/Getty

The battle of the bulls has started already, now that billionaire Michael Bloomberg is seeking Democratic nomination for the US presidency. Already, Donald Trump has applied his usual insult to the wannabe candidate – “little Michael” – adding that he would love nothing better than to run against him. “He doesn’t have the magic to do well,” added the US president. He’s got some personal problems… little Michael will fail.”...

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