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Politics Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders take swipes at billionaire Michael Bloomberg in response to his potential presidential bid

05:10  08 november  2019
05:10  08 november  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders take swipes at billionaire Michael Bloomberg in response to his potential presidential bid . Warren welcomed Bloomberg to the 2020 race with a tweet, but the welcome came with an edge as she added a link to her billionaire calculator, which calculates the

Michael R. Bloomberg is actively preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary and is expected to file paperwork this week designating himself as a candidate in Yet in those flirtations with the presidency , Mr. Bloomberg has never taken the step of filing to put his name on a state ballot.

Democratic 2020 candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders have both proposed taxes on the ultra-wealthy in the US. So it comes as no surprise that both senators had a response reports that billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to enter the presidential race.

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren are posing for a picture© Paul Sancya/AP Images

Warren welcomed Bloomberg to the 2020 race with a tweet, but the welcome came with an edge as she added a link to her billionaire calculator, which calculates the tax rate of the billionaires under her proposed wealth tax.

"If you're looking for policy plans that will make a huge difference for working people and which are very popular, start here," the Massachusetts senator wrote in the tweet, linking her billionaire calculator, which she created seemingly as a jab to critics of the tax like Bill Gates and Leon Cooperman.

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  Michael Bloomberg opens door to 2020 presidential campaign Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 presidential campaign. Bloomberg announced earlier this year that he would not seek the Democratic nomination. But in a statement Thursday, his political adviser Howard Wolfson says Bloomberg is worried that the current crop of Democratic presidential candidates is "not well positioned" to defeat President Donald Trump. A BloombergBloomberg announced earlier this year that he would not seek the Democratic nomination.

Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren , D-Mass., who have been running populist campaigns that argue the rich should be paying more to underwrite Bloomberg , one of the wealthiest men in the world and a popular three-term mayor of New York, has flirted with running for president before.

Former New York City mayor and billionaire mogul Michael Bloomberg is preparing to enter the crowded Democratic presidential primary for a chance to run against President Donald Trump, according to media reports. Though Bloomberg has not yet announced a candidacy, the New York

Bloomberg likely won't have any problem navigating Warren's calculator if he were to visit the site. If you answer the first prompted question, "Are you a billionaire?" with "yes," it asks for your net worth, and there is a link below the response box reading, "If you're Michael Bloomberg click here."

If you click no to the initial question, users are presented a list of billionaires -including Bloomberg - to click and see how much they would be taxed.

The Warren campaign sent out an email following reports that Bloomberg is planning to run, describing him as "one of the first billionaires to attack Elizabeth's plan for a wealth tax."

"The wealthy and well connected are scared," the email read. "They're scared that under a Warren presidency, they would no longer have a government that caters to their every need. So they're doing whatever they can to try to stop Elizabeth and our movement from winning in 2020 and bringing big, structural change in 2021."

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Photographer: Andrew Harrer/ Bloomberg . Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have become so closely linked that their names have been If she does seek the presidency , she'll need to show that her political appeal extends beyond her committed liberal base and demonstrate that she

Sources tell The Post Michael Bloomberg believes the dynamics of the 2020 Democratic race have changed with “He thinks Biden is weak and [ Bernie ] Sanders and Warren can’t win,” said a Mike Bloomberg is still considering a 2020 run — if Sources agreed that the billionaire has the resources and the But the flurry of activity in Bloomberg ’s political world changed on Thursday, sources said.

Sanders' response to Bloomberg's run also came with a dig, but the Vermont senator didn't directly tag the former New York mayor in the tweet. While Sanders doesn't have a billionaire calculator like Warren, he has proposed a similar wealth tax on the richest Americans.

"The billionaire class is scared and they should be scared," Sanders tweeted following reports that Bloomberg is contemplating a run.

Bloomberg is planning to file paperwork for the Alabama primary by the end of this week, The New York Times reported. He initially said that he wasn't interested in a presidential campaign earlier this year in March, and instead would redirect his efforts "to help fund Democratic candidates in down-ballot races and give money to causes combatting climate change," Insider's Grace Panetta reported.

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