Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is now planning to run for the 2020 presidential elections, though he previously declined the offer due to increasingly crowded Democratic field.
The ex-mayor of New York City is the eighth richest person in the US and the ninth richest in the world. Reportedly, Michael Bloomberg could replace former Vice President Joe Biden for the next presidential elections, if the latter decides not to run amid the ongoing harassment allegations. However, both, Bloomberg and Biden are yet to announce their campaign for the presidential run.
Recently, four women accused Biden of misconduct. The latest accusations made by two women reported that Biden had inappropriately touched them. One of the victims, DJ Hill recalled an incident from 2012, as she told the media that Biden kept his hand on her shoulder and then dropped it down towards her back, which made her very uncomfortable. She even stated that her husband noticed the movement and made a joke about it as they posed for pictures at a fundraiser in Minneapolis.
In an another incident, a college student, named Caitlyn Caruso, accused Joe Biden of assaulting her as he forcefully rested his hand on her thigh even though she showed her discomfort. She also said, Biden hugged her “just a little bit too long” at an event on sexual assault at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
Amy Lappos, former aide to Rep. Jim Himes, while recalling an incident from 2009 on Monday, told the media that Biden touched her face with his hands and rubbed noses with her.
He was also accused by former Nevada politician Lucy Flores, who wrote that Biden at a campaign event in 2014 grabbed her shoulders, smelled her hair and kissed her on the back of her head.
Although Biden has denied acting inappropriately during his interactions with women, the recent accusations might jeopardize his yet-to-be-announced decision to run for the upcoming elections.
On the other hand, Michael Bloomberg has been a potential candidate for Democrats since the beginning, whose name has repeatedly come up for the esteemed position of a president. However, a month back Bloomberg had refused to run as the race already consisted of fifteen potential Democrats and one independent, contending for the party nomination. It now seems Michael Bloomberg might have to wear Joe Biden’s shoes.
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