Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg said he’ll decide whether to mount a 2020 challenge of President Trump after the midterm elections.
“Right now, I’m only focused on the midterms,” Bloomberg told CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on Sunday. “I believe that the Republicans have not done what they should have done in terms of providing some counterbalance to the executive branch.”
He added: “And then afterwards, you take a look at it.”
Bloomberg is spending an estimated $80 million to help Democrats take back control of Congress and counter Trump’s policies on gun control, climate change and immigration.
After the November elections, Bloomberg said he’ll evaluate how best to spend his time and fortune.
“And we’d see whether or not it’s possible and how I feel, but that’s down the road,” Bloomberg said of launching a presidential bid.
“There’s lots of possibilities . . . and lots of ways to make a difference.”
Bloomberg has previously considered running for president as an independent, but has stoked speculation he’d run this time as Democrat.
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has said the billionaire is the “only one” who would be competitive with Trump in 2020 because he’s a job creator, has widespread name identification, boundless money and isn’t saddled with Washington baggage.