President Donald Trump will win the 2020 election, no matter who the Democratic nominee is, his press secretary said after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloombergs team said he was filing as a candidate in Alabama.
“I havent spoken to the president yet,” Stephanie Grisham, the White House director of communications, said during a Friday appearance on Fox Business. “Hold onto your sodas America, thats all I can say about that. I cant really talk about elections too much, obviously, because of the Hatch Act, but at the White House were not worried about anybody whos going to run against this president.”
“Hes got results, hes got great jobs, great markets, so were not concerned about anybody. Whoever the ultimate candidate will be will lose,” she added.
Asked if Trump needs to change his approach, since Bloomberg, “another business guy,” is entering the race, Grisham said no.
“I would say the president wont need to change his approach, no matter who the candidate is. Weve had great jobs reports. Our markets are doing fine. African-American unemployment is at an all-time low. Women are doing great in this economy,” she said.
“The presidents got results, hes going to continue delivering those results, so again, no matter who the candidate is, he doesnt need to change his approach and actually, he shouldnt.”
Bloomberg, 77, would be the second-oldest presidential contender behind 78-year-old Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), if he officially joined the race.
A spokesman for Bloomberg told CNN that the billionaire is expected to file paperwork to get on the Democratic primary ballot in Alabama but that he has not decided yet on whether hes running for president.
The filing comes because of Alabamas filing deadline, Nov. 8, which gives Bloomberg more time to make his final decision.
Bloomberg and a host of others have been weighing whether to jump into the 2020 race because of the widespread concerns with the current field, with Democratic donors and activists worried no one currently running could beat Trump. Bloomberg promised earlier this year he wasnt going to run for president.
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