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Michael Bloomberg Thinks Trump 2020 Is 55% Likely

Written by Joe Scudder

The odds already favor Donald Trump 2020 according to the Leftist billionaire.

Donald Trump 2020? The media often acts like the Republican Party is doomed in 2018. That raises doubts about the GOP’s chances in 2020. But in a long column in the New York Times, Frank Bruni interviews the ex-mayor of New York City and finds out that he thinks that Trump 2020 is more likely to happen than not. Michael Bloomberg gives Trump a better than fifty-percent chance of winning a second term.

“What percentage of the public would know the name of the vice president of the United States?” he said, noting that many Americans don’t. “It’s hard to get a message out.”

Ah, politics. I knew we’d get there. Bloomberg, an independent who opposed Donald Trump, said that Democrats never found an effective message. “Hillary said, ‘Vote for me because I’m a woman and the other guy’s bad,’ ” he said.

They’re still searching for the right issues and words, he said, and too many have visions of 2020 dancing in their heads.

“They’ll step on each other and re-elect Donald Trump,” he told me, estimating “a 55 percent chance he gets re-elected.”

Fifty-five percent? Whether good for my longevity or not, I need a cookie.

Read the entire New York Times column.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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