Trump was out in what some are calling, “early morning whining,” when he just learned that Michael Bloomberg, [conservative/moderate former mayor of New York City for practically an entire generation, for the majority of those who voted, just kept putting him back and wanting him back in office] has done two seemingly boldly aggressive things.
1. The first enraging Trump: It seems Bloomberg may have commissioned a blue ribbon study, but at least gotten hold of accurate numbers on Donald’s actual rather than brag-stated-wealth. It appears that Donald may have inflated his worth by about 5 times over, that he is actually in the 2.7-4B range. Rather than in the 10B or higher range he claims and often. He does have a brace of hotels and casinos, but also has the debt load and salaries and taxes etc that go with those and other matters.
So, Bloomberg it seems, announced the size discrepancy between big-fish claimed and actual minnow caught–that Trump’s wealth is much smaller than what Trump claimed as his total worth.
Donald has proclaimed that Bloomberg is a [fill in the blank][jealous], and though Im sure Bloomberg is not a-skeered –… Donald has proclaimed that Donald will not be ‘so nice’ to Bloomberg when he sees him again.
Where I come from, if a boxer came into the rope ring in the middle of the field at night, ready to fight to the blood, but said, ‘So, I will not be nice to you ever again’… well, let’s just say, the old boys at ringside on their camp chairs would be saying “He got nothing… empty bag wind blows through.’
But then running New York City for years is a far far cry from owning some hotels, spas, tourist gaming joints, regarding world view. Trump’s zeitgeist is a small aspect that hangs under the many many thousands of agenda and negotiative items of Bloomberg’s governmental experience. Bloomberg’s experiences in policy and the laws, in huge budgets and more, would never fit even the camel’s nose under Trump’s tent which is much smaller in comparison, budget-wise, experience, legal-court system, and responsibility-wise.
2. The second part of “Donnie’s most horrible terrible awful day” came as news hit the wires now that Bloomberg has unleashed a torrent of ‘investigators’ and analysts to measure what it would take for Bloomberg to run for–and win– the nomination for President of the United States of America. And the Presidency. You can read more on NYT article here.
Analyses on that, just on the street, is that many are stunned too, for they thought the choice was going to only be between Trump and Cruz, and many were giddy at what they thought was Trump’s shoe in, while others were seriously sickened at the prospects of Trump.
But, in all, I’d remind of three things:
a) Not so long ago in the nomination roster, at this time in the campaigns, it was GOP Herman Caine who was ahead by ga-jillion points. Herman, who?
b) Also, remember a couple months ago I mentioned that I believe Newt, McCain, Rove, and other GOP behemoths are behind the scenes doing their own fact gathering and investigations and planning to take down at the knees any Gop-er whom they find, as does Bloomberg apparently, reprehensible –and may press hard to put their own guy[s] in instead. Wait for it. No doubt there are fervid meetings going on as we speak.
Bloomberg may only be the first volley of the ‘wait till you see the whites of their eyes,’ [although in Trump’s case, it might be the ‘white’ *around* his eyes that people in spa businesses claim are from plastic goggles worn in tanning beds in order to get that kind of orangeman hue of skin in the dead of winter, that is no longer pasty pale. Don’t know about the latter…
c) But the third thing is that IF Bloomberg enters the nom. race, he can outspend Trump, for Bloomberg himself, according to Forbes is worth somewhere in the 36.7 B dollar range of wealth– many many times greater than Trump’s’s actual. [Trump apparently ‘frequently claims his net worth is greater than $10 billion. However, other reports have put that number far lower. Forbes values Trump’s net worth at $4 billion. Forbes values Bloomberg, who has his own media and financial empire, at, as mentioned, $36.7 billion. Forbes]
Trump has bragged that he is invincible because he doesn’t take money from anyone.
Now there is a bigger fish circling who wouldn’t have to take money from anyone either.
We shall see.
Some out of the gate are saying Bloomsberg can’t win cause he may run as an Independent. They seem to have forgotten the HUGE foothold Ross Perot got as an Indie. Bloomberg is pro-life and pro choice, as the woman chooses. He is pro balanced budgets, pro clean up crime, pro reasoned gun control/ and pro reasoned immigration. He doesn’t call the poor names. He goes by the laws of the land. Given what we’ve been seeing in wild hay makers being thrown by some of the candidates, Bloomberg looks ready for the ring.
Again, we shall see.