From New York:
Billionaire ex-New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to run for president in 2020, according to a report in the Times of London. The report says Bloomberg, who toyed with an independent run for the White House in 2008, 2012, and 2016, is going to run as a Democrat.
This isn’t the first hint that Bloomberg, who is worth $52 billion, according to Forbes, is thinking about a White House run in 2020.
Bloomberg is a formidable man, although he would be 78 in 2020.
Bloomberg’s thinking on the immigration topic is highly sophisticated. From UPI, April 1 [no joke], 2006:
NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says golf fairways would suffer if illegal immigrants were returned to their native country.
“You and I are beneficiaries of these jobs,” Bloomberg told his WABC-AM radio co-host, John Gambling. “You and I both play golf; who takes care of the greens and the fairways in your golf course?”
However, Robert Heaney, general manager of Deepdale Golf Club — a Long Island course where Bloomberg often plays — told The New York Daily News that no illegal immigrants work at the club.
There would be birdies rotting in the unmown fairways if the members of hyper-exclusive Deepdale had to pay more to their grounds crew.
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