WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg promised to stand against bullies like Trump.
- On Thursday, Reuters released poll results showing the former New York City mayor is currently at third place in the Democratic nomination after Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.
- The Democratic nominee will go against Trump on November 3rd.
On Monday, Michael Bloomberg promised that he wouldn’t allow Trump to insult him. The Democratic presidential contender firmly believes that he can beat President Donald Trump in the election. Bloomberg said that Trump is worried about him and that’s the reason why the president is trying to bully him. However, he promised not to fall into the trap.
The former mayor of New York gave an interview to Reuters during his campaign in Compton, California.
He said: “I think he thinks I’m going to beat him. And we’ve tried to get under his skin.”
On Thursday, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that Bloomberg is currently in third place for the Democratic nomination. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are currently leading the race. During Iowa’s Caucuses, Sanders and Biden contested for the nomination while Bloomberg is trying a different approach by campaigning in rich states like California, where voting starts in March.
In November, the Democratic nominee will go head-to-head against Trump.
During an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News Channel, Trump made a comment on Bloomberg’s height, saying that the billionaire is asking for a box to stand on during upcoming debates. Trump, who stands at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) calls Bloomberg “mini Mike” in his tweets. The Democrat is about 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.
Bloomberg is expected to participate in the February debate as the Democratic National Committee (DNC) removed the restriction of minimum donation. Bloomberg dismissed that he has asked for any box for the debates.
He also took a jab at the president, commenting on his “Fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan.”
“I assume his staff says’ Don’t take the bait,’” Bloomberg added. “He can’t control himself because he thinks I’m going to beat him.”
On Monday, Bloomberg said that he wouldn’t allow the President to bully him during the California campaign events.
“Trump’s insults just don’t bother me. I have never backed down from a bully or run away from a fight.”
Bloomberg’s campaign is exceptionally well-funded as compared to his rivals. He is the only Democratic candidate who has deep pockets estimated at 60 billion dollars. His rivals are focusing on other states including New Hampshire, Nevada, Iowa, and South Carolina.