Bloomberg regrets that he did not stay in the 2016 race because he believes he could have won or prevented Donald Trump from winning, CBS reported Wednesday. The three-term mayor, now 76, also considered runs for the presidency in 2008 and 2012.
A political independent, Bloomberg endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential elections, calling Trump a “risky, reckless and radical choice.” He has criticized the president since his election. Following Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, Bloomberg coordinated a group of governors, mayors, universities and businesses that remain committed to fulfilling the deal’s obligations.
Bloomberg has said he will spend $80 million to help elect Democrats in the midterm elections in a bid to have the party gain control of the House of Representatives.
Bloomberg is worth $51 billion, according to Forbes.