Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, billionaire founder of the media dynasty bearing his name, said Saturday he is committed to spending every last dime of his money just to unseat President Donald Trump.
“Number one priority is to get rid of Donald Trump. I’m spending all my money to get rid of Trump,” he told Reuters.
“Do you want me to spend more or less? End of story,” he said during an interview on his campaign bus.
Bloomberg, a late entry in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said he believes his path to the presidency includes getting moderate Republicans on board who would not otherwise cast ballots for far-Left candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Bloomberg said he believes he can win the presidency in 2020 by getting moderate Republicans on board with him because they would not vote for progressive candidates such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
“One of the reasons I’m reasonably confident I could beat Trump is I would be acceptable to the moderate Republicans you have to have,” Bloomberg said.
“Whether you like it or not, you can’t win the election unless you get moderate Republicans to cross the line. The others are much too liberal for them and they would certainly vote for Donald Trump,” he added.
The media mogul has been pouring millions in to television and online campaign ads.
In 2019, he spent more than $155 million on political advertising, according to Breitbart News. Bloomberg said he also planned to air an ad during the Super Bowl that will take place February 2 in Miami, Florida.
“You can’t get to 330 million people by shaking hands. Television is still the magic medium,” he noted.
“If the Super Bowl wasn’t a place to get to an awful lot of people they wouldn’t be charging a lot, or nobody would be paying it. This is capitalism at work,” he added.