‘Little Michael will fail!’ Donald Trump mocks Bloomberg’s presidential run

President Trump brushed off his nickname for the five-foot-eight Michael Bloomberg when he was asked about the former New York City mayor teasing a presidential run. 

‘He doesn’t have the magic to do well,’ Trump told DailyMail.com as he departed the White House Friday for a day trip to Georgia. ‘Little Michael will fail.’ 

The president added that he thought Bloomberg would hurt former Vice President Joe Biden‘s run in the Democratic primary. ‘There’s nobody I’d rather run against than Little Michael.’ 

President Trump mocked former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's flirtation with running for president saying 'he doesn't have the magic to do well'

President Trump mocked former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's flirtation with running for president saying 'he doesn't have the magic to do well'

President Trump mocked former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s flirtation with running for president saying ‘he doesn’t have the magic to do well’ 

President Trump (right), photographed with Michael Bloomberg (left) in 2007, pointed out that he's known Bloomberg for years and predicted he would beat him if Bloomberg becomes the Democratic nominee

President Trump (right), photographed with Michael Bloomberg (left) in 2007, pointed out that he's known Bloomberg for years and predicted he would beat him if Bloomberg becomes the Democratic nominee

President Trump (right), photographed with Michael Bloomberg (left) in 2007, pointed out that he’s known Bloomberg for years and predicted he would beat him if Bloomberg becomes the Democratic nominee 

Trump pointed out, as a fellow New Yorker, that he’s known Bloomberg for years. 

‘You go back, early on, he’s said a lot of great things about Trump,’ the president said. ‘But I know Michael. He’s …. he’s really a nothing.’ 

Trump suggested Bloomberg would spend a lot of money and go nowhere. 

‘He’ll spend a lot of money, and he’s got some really big issues. He’s got some personal problems. He’s got a lot of other problems,’ Trump said.    

Trump, too, had been complimentary of Bloomberg in the past. 

‘Mike Bloomberg is doing a great job as Mayor of New York City,’ Trump tweeted back in April 2012, when Bloomberg was still serving as mayor.  Trump praised Bloomberg for leading New York after 9/11 and decreasing crime. ‘That’s leadership,’ Trump said. 

On Thursday, the news broke that Bloomberg was again thinking about running for president.  

The New York Times reported that Bloomberg was actively laying the groundwork, including filing the paperwork to participate in the Alabama Democratic primary. Alabama has one of the earliest filing dates. 

In March, Bloomberg had taken himself out of contention, instead vowing to spend millions helping the eventual Democratic nominee – and other liberal causes. 

But as of late, he became worried that none of the Democrats running could beat Trump – especially if the leading liberals, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, beat the more moderate Biden. 

Bloomberg’s view of Warren was apparent when the two appeared together onstage in Des Moines, Iowa in August, at an Everytown for Gun Safety event, which the billionaire Bloomberg funded. 

‘If my company wouldn’t be successful, we wouldn’t be here today,’ Bloomberg told Warren as she came onstage. ‘So enough with this stuff.’ 

Warren, and Sanders too, have made taking on the wealthiest Americans central to their platforms.  

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