The Washington Post reports:
Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City who is considering a presidential run, appeared before reporters in Annapolis on Tuesday to chide Washington over the government shutdown and talk about the importance of compromise.
“You can’t be an absolutist . . . life is much more complex than that,” he said. “You want to address climate change, which can potentially destroy every living thing, but at the same time, you don’t want to put anyone out of work.”
Asked about the timing of an announcement about 2020, Bloomberg said: “Well, I said I’d take a look at it in January, February. We’re still in January.”
Bloomberg has pledged to sell his multi-billion dollar enterprise or put it in a blind trust if he runs. He’s also promised to refuse any donations from political PACs and is said to be prepared to spend at least $100 million of his own money on the campaign.