Bloomberg Comes Clean About Why He Decided to Run for President

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has had a less than stellar performance so far in his presidential campaign.

We've all seen his ads by now I'm sure since he's spent nearly half a billion dollars on them.

Bloomberg has been thought of as one who could unite the country again because he is more of a centrist than every other one of the other Democratic candidates. I believe Joe Biden is more of a centrist in reality, but he's so senile at this point and just trying to fit in with the other cool kids running for the Democratic nomination that he's come out as supporting many of their far-left ideas.

Initially, Michael Bloomberg wasn't going to run for President, but something changed his mind. In an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes, Bloomberg told Scott Pelley about what changed his mind and convinced him to run in the first place.

Bloomberg told correspondent Steve Kroft in 2017, "I was mayor for a long time. People know where I stand. I couldn't pretend to be something I'm not. For the Republicans, I'm pro-choice, pro-gay rights, pro-immigration. That's a good start there. You'll never get their nomination. On the Democratic side, I believe in teacher evaluation. The big banks, we need to help them rather than just keep trying to tear them down. Those are not particularly things that will help you get the nomination."

When Kroft asked him if he'd run for office again, Bloomberg all but said no, citing his advanced age as an issue.

So what has changed?

"I started watching and listening to the candidates," Bloomberg tells Pelley on this week's broadcast. "And they had ideas that made no sense to me whatsoever. Donald Trump is going to eat them for lunch."

Bloomberg is right about that. But he'd eat Bloomberg's lunch too if he came and sat down at the lunchroom table.


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