Trump says Bloomberg wouldn't do well in 2020

Michael Bloomberg has not made a final decision on whether to run, according to advisers, but he is taking steps toward a campaign. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump is responding to a possible run by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the Democratic presidential nomination, saying "There is nobody" he'd "rather run against."

Mr. Trump was responding to news that the billionaire Blomberg is opening the door to a 2020 White House bid.

Mr. Trump predicted Friday his fellow longtime New Yorker is "not going to do well" but suggested his candidacy would be most damaging to former Vice President Joe Biden, another moderate.

Mr. Trump says Bloomberg "doesn't have the magic to do well" and predicts Bloomberg will fail after spending "a lot of money."

Bloomberg initially ruled out a 2020 run and has not made a final decision on whether to jump into the race.

Bloomberg warns the current field of Democratic candidates is ill equipped to defeat Mr. Trump next year.