Michael Bloomberg says he’s the only one who can knock off President Trump — and denied trying to buy his way to the White House.
The Democratic presidential candidate told CBS News in a wide-ranging new interview that he decided to jump into the race because Trump would “eat up” any of the other White House wannabes.
“I watched all the candidates. And I just thought to myself: ‘Donald Trump would eat ‘em up,’” Bloomberg told Gayle King in an interview to air Sunday on CBS. “Let me rephrase it. I think that I would do the best job of competing with him and beating him.”
The billionaire said Trump should be impeached because the president doesn’t understand that it’s wrong to use public office for personal gain.
Bloomberg jumped into the race last month after declining to do so earlier in the year. He insisted that he has nothing against front runner Joe Biden, who shares many of his moderate policy stands, and isn’t running to bump him off.
“(Biden) doesn’t have the job of president of the United States and neither do I,” Bloomberg said. “I’m trying to take away the job from Donald Trump.
Bloomberg is the second billionaire in the Democratic field along with Tom Steyer. They are battling to join a top tier of Democratic candidates that is all white after the collapse of Sen. Kamala Harris’s bid.