Politics

Trump Brushes Off Potential Mike Bloomberg 2020 Run

Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Serpentine Galleries (L) and Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (R)

Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

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.”

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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.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: Mike Bloomberg introduces Artist Christo as he unveils his first UK outdoor work, a 20m high installation on Serpentine Lake, with accompanying exhibition at The Serpentine Gallery on June 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Serpentine Galleries)

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.