Former New York Metropolis Mayor Michael Bloomberg has re-registered as a Democrat amid rumors he is operating for president. (AP Photograph/Eric Risberg)
Michael Bloomberg is again — within the Democratic Social gathering, that’s.
“At key factors in U.S. historical past, one of many two events has served as a bulwark in opposition to those that threaten our Structure. Two years in the past on the Democratic Conference, I warned of these threats,” Bloomberg stated. “At present, I’ve re-registered as a Democrat — I had been a member for many of my life — as a result of we’d like Democrats to supply the checks and steadiness our nation so badly wants.”
Bloomberg has drifted between political events all through his life — going from Democrat to Republican to impartial to, now, Democrat once more. He served as New York Metropolis’s mayor for 3 phrases and has twice flirted with operating for president as an impartial candidate.
He has not stated when he would possibly announce a choice on operating for president.
Bloomberg supported Democrat Hillary Clinton within the 2016 presidential election, reportedly calling Donald Trump, the eventual president, “a harmful demagogue.” He additionally reportedly plans to spend a minimum of $80 million to assist the Democrats win again management of the Home within the midterm elections.
The Related Press contributed to this report.