Michael Bloomberg Gives Trump A 55% Shot At Reelection by the Forward

Michael Bloomberg Gives Trump A 55% Shot At Reelection

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Michael Bloomberg is no big fan of fellow billionaire Donald Trump. But still, the former New York mayor who has considered in the past a presidential run of his own, believes Trump may remain in the White House for longer than many believe.

Trump, according to Bloomberg, stands a 55 percent chance of getting reelected in 2020. And the reason has little to do with Trump’s qualities.

In an interview with Frank Bruni at the New York Times, Bloomberg, an independent, placed the blame on the Democrats who still can’t get their act together. “Hillary said, ‘Vote for me because I’m a woman and the other guy’s bad,’ ” Bloomberg said, noting that Democrats are still struggling to find their message. “They’ll step on each other and re-elect Donald Trump,” he predicted.

In the 2016 campaign, Bloomberg endorsed Clinton and spoke out forcefully against the election of Trump.

Contact Nathan Guttman at guttman@forward.com or on Twitter @nathanguttman

Michael Bloomberg: Trump Has 55% Chance Of Reelection


Nathan Guttman

Nathan Guttman

Nathan Guttman, staff writer, was the Forward’s Washington bureau chief. He joined the staff in 2006 after serving for five years as Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post. In Israel, he was the features editor for Ha’aretz and chief editor of Channel 1 TV evening news. He was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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