Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped a bombshell on Monday when he confirmed he is actively considering running for president this year as an independent.
According to Daily Mail, the 73 year-old billionaire said he is “looking at all the options” and expressed his disgust with the candidates currently in the race. With a fortune of $36 billion, Bloomberg would be the richest presidential candidate of all time, dwarfing even Donald Trump’s wealth.
“I find the level of discourse and discussion distressingly banal and an outrage and an insult to the voters,” Bloomberg told the Financial Times. He went on to say that the American people deserve “a lot better” and that he is “listening to what candidates are saying” as he continues to think about running.
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