President Donald Trump brushed off a potential Democratic presidential run by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg in an interview with the Fox Business Network.
“Michael Bloomberg might be running,” Fox Business host Trish Regan said to Trump, who abruptly replied, “That’s good.”
Trump continued, “I think he’d be easy. I think he’d be so easy. I don’t think he’ll get through to the Democrats.”
The president also noted that he does not think Bloomberg would survive the Democratic primary process: “I think the Democrats will eat him up. You know you have a lot of people running. I’m hearing names that are shockingly bad but they’re nasty.”
Bloomberg officially registered as a Democrat recently, saying, “At key points in [United States] history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution.”
He added, “Two years ago, at the Democratic Convention, I warned of those threats. Today, I have re-registered as a Democrat — I had been a member for most of my life — because we need Democrats to provide the checks and balance our nation so badly needs.”
Bloomberg previously served as an Independent while mayor of New York City.