Bloomberg Mulls Over 2020 Presidential Run While Taking Shot at Trump - NBC10 Boston

Bloomberg Mulls Over 2020 Presidential Run While Taking Shot at Trump

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Former New York Mayor Bloomberg Makes Stop in NH

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in New Hampshire Tuesday where he took some shots at the Trump administration.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019)

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in New Hampshire Tuesday, fueling more speculation he might run for president in 2020.

    The billionaire businessman took some shots at the Trum administration and said he is still deciding if he will run during a speech at New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.

    "You just get an instinct and feel of whether you can relate and whether you think you really understand what they want and need and whether I think I can do something about it," Bloomberg said.

    If he runs, the 76-year-old will face an already large and growing field of Democrats, many of whom are promoting bold progressive proposals like Medicare for all.

    "I think you could never afford that. You’re talking about trillions of dollars," Bloomberg said, speaking about a wealth tax on those with assets of more than $10 million. "It's probably unconstitutional."

    Speaking about free public college tuition, Bloomberg said, "it's just totally impractical."

    Some say Bloomberg's more centrist policies make him a good general election candidate for the Democrats. It's the primary that would be difficult.

    "You have candidates who are more diverse or younger or talking about much more populist economic messages," said Saint Anselm College professor Christopher Galdieri.

    During his speech at the college, the Medford, Massachusetts, native had plenty to say about President Donald Trump.

    "He failed at business, and now I think it's fair to say he is failing at government," said Bloomberg. "I think it"s an example of just how totally incompetent management can needlessly hurt millions of people."

    After visiting the college, Bloomberg visited the Bagshaw Pin factory in Nashua. He finished his Granite State trip by having coffee in Dover with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's husband, Billy.


    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:

    App

    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.