WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. Democratic presidential candidates said on Sunday they can welcome the opportunity to square off with a Michael Bloomberg billionaire if he qualifies for the next debate in Nevada.
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said in a campaign event at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States on Feb. 12, 2020. REUTERS/Doug Strickland
Bloomberg, a Mogul media has surpassed his opponents in campaign advertising, is an last entry on the 2020 Democratic race for a candidate to face the Republican President Donald Trump in November. Bloomberg, 78, has not qualified for any presidential debate but will be included in the fourth event if he scores higher than 10% on a more public opinion poll.
“He just can’t hide behind the waves,” Minnesota candidate and Senator Amy Klobuchar said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” I can’t beat him on the waves but I can beat him on the debate stage and I think the people of America deserve to make a decision.
Bloomberg’s campaign has faced allegations he has made inappropriate opinions for women and that his company, Bloomberg LP, fostered a hostile environment for female employees.
His campaign refused the allegations.
In an interview Jan. 15 with ABC “The View”, Bloomberg said its company, a major provider of news and financial information for Wall Street, has “very little” case of sexual harassment for its large size, and says he…