Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg Weighing A 2020 White House Run

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg

From the New York Times:

Michael R. Bloomberg is actively preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary and is expected to file paperwork this week designating himself as a candidate in at least one state with an early filing deadline, people briefed on Mr. Bloomberg’s plans said.

Mr. Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and billionaire businessman, has been privately weighing a bid for the White House for weeks and has not yet made a final decision on whether to run, an adviser said. But in the first sign that he is seriously moving toward a campaign, Mr. Bloomberg has dispatched staffers to Alabama to gather signatures to qualify for the primary there. Though Alabama does not hold an early primary, it has a Friday deadline for candidates to formally enter the race.

A Fox News poll found in late October that Mr. Bloomberg would face more opposition than enthusiasm at the outset of a primary campaign: Presented with Mr. Bloomberg as a hypothetical entrant into the primary, 6 percent of Democratic primary voters said they would definitely support him, while 32 percent said they would never vote for him.

I highly doubt Democrats are clamoring for a 77-year-old billionaire who used to be a Republican to enter the race.

That said, Bloomberg would irritate Trump by being in the race if for nothing else than the fact that the former NYC mayor is REALLY, REALLY rich.