Warren mocks billionaires Bezos-Bloomberg US election talk

Jose Verdugo
Noviembre 10, 2019

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Bloomberg filed paperwork to enter the Democratic primary in Alabama this week, a major indicator that he may enter the 2020 presidential race.

USA presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has criticised Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg after reports surfaced that Bezos called the billionaire businessman to launch a 2020 presidential bid.

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang thinks Michael Bloomberg's late entrance into the fight for the Democratic nomination will create challenges for the former New York City mayor, as he has missed several months of meeting people and participating in rallies.

According to her calculator, Bloomberg is poised to pay $3.079 billion given his asset of $51 billion.

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

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Recode noted that Bezos has largely avoided electoral politics, and it is not clear whether he would actively support Bloomberg's candidacy. She also said she supports "decriminalizing border crossings", a policy that fellow Democratic presidential candidate Sen.

Another socialist Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders also reacted upon learning about Bloomberg 's recent move. Billionaire investor and founder of Omega Partners Leon Cooperman told CNBC on Friday that he would back the former NYC mayor now that he is in the race.

According to a Vox report, Bezos called the fellow billionaire in February this year and asked him to consider entering the 2020 USA presidential race.

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.

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