Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg may run for president in 2020 against Donald Trump.
Bloomberg, a pro-abortion billionaire, told the New York Times that he is considering running as a Democrat but has not made a final decision yet.
As mayor, Bloomberg pushed radical pro-abortion policies on New York City, including an ordinance that restricted pro-life pregnancy centers’ free speech. He also donated $250,000 to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain, in 2012 and received an award from it in 2014.
If he runs for president, Bloomberg’s platform likely would include radical pro-abortion policies similar to those of failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s. She advocated for unrestricted abortions up to birth and taxpayer-funded abortions, among other things.
The New York Times reports Monday that Bloomberg says he’s too far away from where the Republican Party is today, and if he runs he would have to run as a Democrat.
Bloomberg served three terms as New York City mayor and has variously been a Democrat, Republican and Independent. He twice flirted with running for president as an independent candidate, but ruled it out.
The 76-year-old media executive has lined up behind Democrats in the midterm elections and is using his money to attack Republicans on gun control, abortion and environmental issues.
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New York City had the nickname “the abortion capital of the United States” under Bloomberg. More than 83,000 abortions were performed in New York City in 2010 – meaning 40 percent of all pregnancies in New York City ended in abortion. The number of unborn babies being killed in abortions was about the same in 2009, according to the city health department.
In addition to supporting pro-abortion policies, Bloomberg, his company and foundation also have donated huge amounts of money to pro-abortion causes. In 2012, Bloomberg Philanthropies launched a $50 million program in partnership with Planned Parenthood to push “reproductive health programs” (an umbrella term that includes elective abortions) on the world’s poorest countries.
Under his administration, the city also provided $15 million in bond funding for Planned Parenthood to renovate one of its huge abortion facilities in 2012.
Bloomberg also has been a big supporter of life-destroying embryonic stem cell research. In 2006, he donated $100 million to Johns Hopkins University for stem cell research, including embryonic stem cell research.
Forbes currently lists Bloomberg, 76, as the 11th richest person in the world. He, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, George Soros and other rich, old white men are some of the biggest donors to the abortion industry.