President Donald Trump on Friday ridiculed former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg - who sources say, is strongly considering entering the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: “So I’ve known Michael Bloomberg for a long time.
You go back early on, he said a lot of great things about Trump.
But I know Michael.
He became just a nothing.
He was really a nothing.
He's not going to do well but I think he's going to hurt Biden, actually.
But he doesn't have the magic to do well.
Little Michael will fail.
He'll spend a lot of money.
He's got some really big issues.
He's got some personal problems and he's got a lot of other problems. But I know Michael Bloomberg fairly well - not too well, fairly well, well enough.
He will not do very well.
And if he did I'd be happy.
There is nobody I’d rather run against than Lil’ Michael - that I can tell you." 77-year-old Bloomberg is expected to file paperwork this week to run in the primary in Alabama.
Sources say THAT would keep the billionaire businessman's options open for a possible White House bid.