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How the relationship between Trump and Bloomberg went into a tailspin

By Michael Kranish
January 31, 2019

NEW YORK — On an autumn day in 2013, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg traveled to the Bronx to hail the transformation of a massive garbage dump into a world-class golf course. Donald Trump stood nearby, beaming as Bloomberg said the course would be operated by “the great Trump Organization.”

“If there is anybody who has changed this city, it is Donald Trump,” Bloomberg said. “He really has done an amazing thing, and this is another part of it.”

Trump turned to Bloomberg, gushing: “You have been a great mayor. You really have. I mean, this guy is fantastic.”

For more than a decade, the two New York billionaires appeared together at charity golf events, ribbon cuttings and even on Trump’s reality television shows, a relationship of political and business convenience if not genuine friendship.

The alliance imploded the moment Trump launched his bid for the White House in 2015, exposing raw differences of policy and personality that have become only more stark as President Trump has carried out a series of measures that are politically anathema to Bloomberg, such as withdrawing from a deal to combat global warming.

Trump, in an interview this week with The Washington Post, said, “I really liked Michael and I think he liked me, but it went really strangely haywire once I ran for office.” He said Bloomberg did not care about his political views when he was merely a New York City developer, but now “he probably doesn’t like my policies. I’m for guns, he’s against guns . . . A developer is a lot different than as a candidate.”

Trump used the golf course deal as a cudgel against Bloomberg, saying during the campaign the city was unable to get the course finished until he took it over — a claim that infuriated Bloomberg’s associates, who said the city did most of the work.

Now Bloomberg’s dark view of Trump’s performance as president may be the deciding factor in whether the former mayor decides to run for the White House. Bloomberg has expressed doubt that a “short, Jewish, divorced billionaire” such as himself could be elected president. Trump’s performance, however, has led him to seriously consider using part of his fortune to seek the Democratic nomination.

Bloomberg, in a brief interview this week during a visit to the first-primary state of New Hampshire, said, “My objection to Donald Trump is the way he’s filling his current role, in terms of representing the country, in terms of representing the public. There’s an attitude, and a style, and lack of civility that I think is bad for the country, and I find offensive.”

On the surface, Bloomberg and Trump have much in common: Both have named their businesses after themselves; both have become billionaires in New York City; both unexpectedly won their respective political offices; both have switched their party registrations repeatedly.

But they come from very different backgrounds. Bloomberg was raised in working-class Massachusetts while Trump benefited from his father’s fortune. Bloomberg made his fortune selling Wall Street-related data, and he veered left on a variety of issues, including the environment and gun control, as he rose in New York City politics. Trump, who once was a classically liberal New Yorker, moved right as he sought a national audience, recasting himself as a conservative Republican. Bloomberg calls himself a nonpartisan manager and engineer who delegates authority; Trump is a defiantly partisan president who says he, alone, can fix things.

While both are among the wealthiest Americans, Bloomberg is much richer. Bloomberg ranks tenth on the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans, with $52 billion, compared with Trump, ranked 259th with $3.1 billion.

Rep. Peter T. King, a New York Republican who was reelected last year with fundraising help from Bloomberg even though he continues to support Trump, said the battle of billionaires has gotten deeply personal.

“I would think, without getting into psychoanalysis, that one New York billionaire can think he is better than another New York billionaire,” King said. “I can see Mike resenting the fact he is not getting the same recognition Donald Trump gets. Each guy thinks he is smarter than the other.”

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has spent many hours with both men, said Trump’s self-image relies greatly on his coming from Queens and never feeling accepted by the Manhattan elite, even after building Trump Tower.

Trump “is an outsider, and the guys like Bloomberg, in style and substance, are the people he felt always rejected him, which would unnerve him if [Bloomberg] ran against him,” Sharpton said. If the two face each other, he said, “I’d want a ringside seat.”

Billionaire alliance

The two did not know each other until Bloomberg ran for mayor in 2001 as a Republican. Trump focused on the Democratic primary, first supporting Fernando Ferrer, who lost the primary to Mark Green. Trump then contributed $4,500 to Green during the general election race against Bloomberg, whose campaign was self-funded. Once Bloomberg was elected, Trump said, he became an avid supporter.

For years, Trump had lavished attention on New York City mayors, whose support he needed for real estate projects. By the time Bloomberg was elected, however, Trump had mostly switched from developing new properties in New York City to selling his brand around the world and starring in his reality television show.

In October 2004, Trump invited Bloomberg to appear on “The Apprentice,” and the mayor met contestants at the official mayoral residence, Gracie Mansion. Trump hyped the appearance, telling contestants they would be meeting a “great leader.”

Four years later, Bloomberg appeared on “The Celebrity Apprentice” in an episode centered on which stars could sell the most hot dogs on the streets of New York City. Bloomberg was shown walking down a busy Manhattan street with Trump as the two prepared to inspect the work of contestants such as Gene Simmons of the rock band Kiss and “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault Newman.

While Trump beamed and dramatic music played, Bloomberg delivered a series of corny lines, such as: “As the No. 1 ‘Frank-o-phile’ in the city, I’m supposed to see whether you guys can cut the mustard.”

Manigault Newman, who went on to work in the office of public liaison in the Trump White House, said in an interview that the pair’s relationship was a case study in how they used each other in “symbiotic exploitation.”

“Doing official business, Bloomberg came across uptight. In our episode, I remember he came across as down to earth and relatable,” she said. As for Trump, “It gave him quite a bit of legitimacy, to flex his connections and his access to powerful people.”

During the filming, Bloomberg and Trump rode the subway together. As Bloomberg recalled the incident last week, Trump “said he took the subway all the time, but I did note he didn’t know which end of the MetroCard to put in.”

Trump, asked about the ride, said Bloomberg’s description was untrue. He said the subway was opened for dozens of crew, “and I never had a MetroCard when I rode the subway with him.”

After two terms as mayor, Bloomberg was prohibited under the law from seeking a third. The business community rallied around the idea of overturning the term limit, and Trump became a leading backer. The term limit was dropped, and Bloomberg won reelection. That, in turn, led to the high point of the Trump-Bloomberg relationship.

Bloomberg had promised he would oversee the transformation of a trash dump in the Bronx into a world-class golf course. The project had faltered for decades because of the high cost of cleaning up the landfill and meeting environmental rules. The Bloomberg administration hoped a developer such as Trump would agree to pay for the cleanup and build the course, but no one bid.

Eager to keep his campaign promise, Bloomberg eventually decided city taxpayers would pay the bill. The project had started under a prior mayor and reached $164 million to build the course, and millions more for environmental measures, according to the city-run Independent Budget Office. The Bloomberg administration then sent out bids for a company to finish the course by planting seed and some other measures and constructing a clubhouse.

Trump said Bloomberg asked him to get involved “because he was getting killed on this project. He had it for 12 years. I said, ‘Michael, I’m going to make you look good.’ ” As Trump told the story, Bloomberg was grateful for the golf course work and turned against him only after both men pondered running for the presidency.

Trump’s son, Eric, said in an interview that he participated in two conversations about the project that included his father and Bloomberg, one by phone and a second in person.

“I remember this conversation vividly,” Eric Trump said. “Mike called up and said [to Donald Trump], ‘We need your help because this is an embarrassment to the city of New York and my administration. You are the only person who can do it.’ We went in there and we did the job.” Trump was one of three bidders and won the contract in 2013. Eric Trump said his father and Bloomberg “were friends a lot closer aligned than people would think.”

Bloomberg declined to respond or to discuss the golf course project, but his spokesman, Howard Wolfson, said: “Unsurprisingly, given their well documented relationship with the truth, the Trumps are lying. None of these conversations occurred.” Told of this denial, Eric Trump stood by his comments.

A rivalry begins

By April 2015, as Trump began seriously considering a presidential bid, the relationship turned rivalrous.

Trump’s daughter Ivanka wrote on her blog that her father “acquired this amazing redevelopment project after it had floundered around with the City of New York for more than two decades. Shortly after he was announced as the developer, my father went out to the construction site, where he saw a bunch of guys literally moving sand from one end of the course to the other. He essentially looked at them and said, ‘You guys have made a lot of money pushing sand around for the last 20 years, but that stops with me. It’s time to get this done.’ And they did.”

Adrian Benepe, Bloomberg’s former parks commissioner, said such descriptions exaggerated Trump’s role. “That is when the lying began, that Trump had come in to bail out the incompetent city. Despite the myth, Trump did not build that golf course. The city built it, the city did all the heavy lifting, dealt with all the environmental issues.”

Ivanka Trump deferred to her father’s comments, a spokeswoman said. Jack Nicklaus, who designed the course before Trump took over and is now a Trump supporter, said in an interview, “We might have been there another 30 years if Donald Trump hadn’t been there.” After the city built the public course, the Trump Organization made the improvements and built a clubhouse that cost $10 million. Under the contract, Trump collects course and concession fees. The course is open to the public. at an 18-hole weekend fee of $185.

Three months after Ivanka Trump’s blog entry, Donald Trump launched his bid for the presidency, and he frequently cited completing the golf course as an example of his ability to get things done. In a January 2016 appearance on CNN, for example, Trump said, “I took it over for one year, knocked it up, and now it’s a tremendous success. Michael asked me if I’d get involved with it, and I’m the one that got it done, and did a great job.”

Bloomberg decided two months later not to seek the presidency, even as he said Trump ran “the most divisive and demagogic presidential campaign I can remember, preying on people’s prejudices and fears.” He then attacked Trump at the Democratic National Convention, calling him a “risky, reckless and radical choice.” Trump, who said he was stunned by Bloomberg’s words, tweeted in response: “ ‘Little’ Michael Bloomberg, who never had the guts to run for president, knows nothing about me. His last term as Mayor was a disaster!”

Shortly after he won the presidency, Trump talked on the phone with Bloomberg about how to run the White House but he said he did not offer a job. Bloomberg told The Post last year that he told the president-elect: “You could have a good presidency if you get good people and you depend on them, and you delegate authority to go along with responsibility.” Bloomberg said that is “what he did not do.”

The two have not talked since.

Alice Crites, David A. Fahrenthold, Michael Scherer and David Weigel contributed to this report.

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February 4, 2012

Two new groups catching my attention: DeMint Watch & Citizens Alliance


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July 7, 2011

Draft Cain Founder Describes Herman's Meteoric Rise
Herman Cain has broken the business model of retail politics. I really find it humorous that the media, and political pundits have been hammering his unorthodox campaign. They just don't get it.

Consider the other candidates. They're defined by their handlers, press releases and advertisements. Their persona for the public is created. Their events and public appearances are carefully crafted to deliver a specific message that the media lazily reports on. Cain, in stark contrast, has been straight to the people.

In 2004, Cain had a campaign mantra "They Will Not Outwork Us". It is blatantly obvious that the campaign motto of 2004 is present in the campaign of 2012. Herman Cain is working the entire country to present himself and his message. It is working!

When we started, people laughed. Heck, some folks said I had a man crush on Cain. Nah, there was appreciation for Cain, but at the end of the day, he's a human being. The advances in networking technology have made it incredibly important to connect the message to the people. Facebook provides an unparalleled ability to ANY social networking site to broaden the message. It maximizes every event Cain goes to, every news story, every thought, comment, video and demographic.

In March, our volunteers were on hand for the Faith and Freedom Coalition event in Iowa. Reports to me were that the response was so overwhelming that other candidates spoke and immediately ducked out of the building and didn't engage their supporters. The following week, our supporters were on hand at Rep. Steve Kings Conservative Coalition event, delivering Cain a straw poll victory. The list of successes of our  network goes on and on.

We never solicited donations, we direct donors to Cain's campaign, yet we've built a network of more than 25,000 strong across the U.S. When people inquire about our organization and our activity I have to chuckle and tell them, "we're nothing, but a whole lot of nothing". What we evolve into remains to be seen. However, it is undeniable that has been the most successful "draft" effort ever assembled for a "potential candidate".

The entire apparatus of, now is completely autonomous of Herman Cain's campaign. It's like target shooting in the dark, but we've  been hitting bulls eyes every time.

I received an email from a soldier serving overseas just yesterday. It reminded me of why we started this network in the beginning. He wrote, "after I complete my tour of duty . I will join his team to help Mr. Cain
become our president 2013." 

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June 17, 2011

Newt Gingrich Criticizes Departed Staffers, NBC News, For Bashing His Wife

[Jason Linkins] takes a  look back on how Gingrich began his defense of Callista:

    "She's the head of Gingrich Productions and has helped make seven different documentaries, one of which, about Pope John Paul II, was picked as one of the top three films by the Vatican this year about the pope. She chairs a foundation which has given away $800,000 to charities. And she's currently writing a children's book, in which Ellis the elephant introduces 5 to 8-year-olds to a sweet land of liberty, the history of America."

You see, while Gingrich is sort of saying that his old staff wanted to run an old-school campaign and that he wanted to mainly play with YouTube and Facebook and stuff, it seems pretty clear to me that "the Gingrich campaign" is less about an authentic run for the White House and more about a marketing campaign to monetize and synergize all of the Gingrich Family's lucrative side projects. It's been pretty apparent to me, this whole time, that this is what the Gingrich campaign has been built to do. Gingrich says, "Barack Obama stands for European secular socialism" and "We stand for American exceptionalism," and by the way, he has a book out on the former and a movie coming out on the latter, and he takes all major credit cards.

So let's remember that all this Callista-slagging, justified or not, is coming from a bunch of people who resent the fact that they spent all this time on a merchandizing project when they thought they were working on a political campaign and now feel that they look sort of stupid, the end.

Read whole piece in HuffPo.

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June 12, 2011

Johnson supporters push to get him in GOP debate


A senior adviser for Gary Johnson’s presidential campaign staff voiced opposition Friday to Johnson’s exclusion from Monday’s Republican presidential primary debate, and supporters placed full-page newspaper ads stating the former New Mexico governor should be given a place on the podium.

“Debates are supposed to be opportunities for the voters to see and hear credible candidates without all the trappings of handlers, poll numbers and name ID,” said Ron Nielson, the campaign adviser.

Some of that outrage is being expressed in the form of political advertisements. The full-page ads ran in the New Hampshire Union Leader and the Concord Monitor last Thursday and Friday respectively, and a newer version appears in this week’s New Hampshire Sunday News. The ads, placed by Kerry Welsh — a self-described entrepreneur and inventor from Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. — contend Johnson has in fact qualified for the debate, citing polling criteria. 

The New Hampshire Union Leader and its debate co-sponsors invited every candidate who met any one of the following three standards:

- An average of at least 2 percent voter approval in at least three national polls released in April by ABC, The Associated Press, Bloomberg, CBS, CNN, FOX, Gallup, Los Angeles Times, Marist, McClatchy, NBC, Newsweek, Pew, Quinnipiac, Reuters, USA Today or Time.

- An average of at least 2 percent in at least three national polls released in May by any of those organizations.

- An average of at least 2 percent in polls of New Hampshire voters conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center and released in May.

Organizers report that Johnson fell short, receiving no support in the Granite State in two local surveys conducted by UNH. 

Welsh and other supporters cite poll numbers they say show he met the 2 percent threshold:

- A May 27 CNN Opinion Research Corporation Poll that shows Johnson received 2 percent of the vote

- A May 26 Gallup Poll that shows Johnson with 3 percent of the vote

- And a May 4 Quinnipiac Poll that shows Johnson at 1 percent.

Welsh says if you add up the numbers from those three polls, Johnson receives an average of 2 percent of the vote.

But organizers point out that one of those polls featured language that excluded two potential GOP candidates, asking voters whom they would support if certain candidates, such as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, were dropped from consideration.

Charlie Perkins of North Village Media, a debate organizer and former news executive at the Union Leader, said: “The debate is open to unannounced potential candidates who have significant public support. Therefore, invitations could not be based on restrictive polling that excluded those names. In unrestricted polling, Johnson’s average in the three surveys cited by Welsh and other Johnson supporters was 1.33 percent, not 2 percent.”

Last week, Perkins and other organizers defended the criteria, saying that without using polling results as a standard, there would be no objective way to determine who among the field of 144 presidential prospects who have already filed with the Federal Election Commission should receive invitations.
Kerry Welsh said:

Thank for the story. You even spelled my name right. Let me say that Mr. Perkins' comments are disingenuous at best. 

Many of the polls did not mention Rudy Giuliani's name, including the May Gallup Poll. The results of those polls were accepted by the sponsors.

In fact, none of the polls listed the exact same candidates as another poll, as there are too many 'potential' candidates out there for any kind of uniformity amongst the polls.

The sponsors now claim that the CNN and Gallup polls are not legitimate, even though they both accurately list all the current candidates.

At best the debate sponsors are splitting hairs here, and that is just plain wrong. 

If there is any question as to whether Governor Johnson's has qualified, then the sponsors should have erred on the side of inclusion and allowed the most successful and most fiscally conservative governor in modern US history to participate in this early season debate.

Hope y'all enjoy my ad in Sunday's paper!


--Kerry Welsh 
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March 24, 2011

Worth the watch: Rand Paul on Reason TV

Interview Excerpt...


Issues are more important than party. There are a lot of people out there who want somebody who believes passionately in small limited constitutional government. People want to be left alone from the nanny state. But they are not all republican, some of them are independent, some libertarian, some may be Democrats as well.

You see polls where people say they don’t like the rhetoric or partisanship. What they don’t like is ‘empty partisanship’. They don’t mind if we disagree on an issue. I don’t think they mind us having a spirited discussion on the issues, they don’t like us to yell. But what they don’t want is me disliking you just because you are a democrat or a libertarian.

They want me to engage on issues. So it is more important what the issues are than what any party wants. I agree with the tea party in dishing out equal parts chastisement to both parties because both parties have let us down on spending and debt. - Senator Rand Paul


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March 16, 2011

Better way to create jobs.

by Gary Johnson, former Governor New Mexico

I have a better idea. As a businessman and as one who talks every day with employers and entrepreneurs, I am absolutely convinced that one fundamental change to the tax code will create more jobs more quickly than all the so-called stimulus President Obama has ever dreamed of: Eliminate the corporate income tax.


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February 22, 2011

Judge Napolitano highlights this so-called tea-inspired congress failings - ALREADY

Extending the most unconstitutional provisions of the PATRIOT Act.


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February 9, 2011

Gary Johnson Addresses CPAC Friday morning

Posted by Mark Halperin on The Page

Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico has been invited by CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference), to speak at their 2011 conference on Friday, February 11th at 9:30am.

Ron Nielson, a longtime Johnson strategist and consultant, says that Governor Johnson is consistently heralded as a true fiscal conservative.

Nielson states. “As Governor of New Mexico, he eliminated the State’s budget deficit and cut the rate of growth in state government in half. Additionally, for the past several months, he has continued to emphasize the danger of our federal debt, and how it poses the greatest single threat to our national security.”

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January 31, 2011

Ron Paul only GOP presidential contender addressing Egyptian crises
Ron Paul on Aid to Egypt

Ron Paul has been a persistent critic of foreign aid including aid to Egypt. For example, in 2009, he spoke out against aid to Egypt and to the IMF that provides aid to Egypt. He opposed a–

“$108 billion loan guarantee to the International Monetary Fund, allowing that destructive organization to continue spending taxpayer money to prop up corrupt elites and promote harmful economic policies overseas.



“As Americans struggle through the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, this emergency supplemental appropriations bill sends billions of dollars overseas as foreign aid. Included in this appropriation is $660 million for Gaza, $555 million for Israel, $310 million for Egypt, $300 million for Jordan, and $420 million for Mexico. Some $889 million will be sent to the United Nations for ‘peacekeeping’ missions. Almost one billion dollars will be sent overseas to address the global financial crisis outside our borders and nearly $8 billion will be spent to address a “potential pandemic flu.’”

Other GOP presidential contenders are mainly hiding from the Egyptian crisis but I will keep you posted after they figure put what their positions are.

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This is how we tracked prospective 2012 challengers to President Obama.
Should Obama be primaried in his own party?
Should two prospects team up to run independent?
Who would you move in this grid? 





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Ralph Nader

Russ Feingold

Michael Bloomberg

Gary Johnson

Herman Cain

Mitch Daniels

Cynthia McKinney

Mike Gravel

Mitt Romney

Joe Scarborough

Sarah Palin

Jesse Ventura

Dennis Kucinich

Elizabeth Warren

Mark Warner

Andrew Napolitano

Steve King

Lou Dobbs

Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton

John Bolton

Ron Paul

Jim DeMint

Dan Corceri

Alan Grayson

Howard Dean

Jeb Bush

Haley Barbour

Alan Keyes

Condoleezza Rice

 Kent Mesplay

Matt Gonzalez

Bob Corker

John Thune

Mike Pence

Keith Olbermann


Tim Kaine

Bobby Jindal

Tim Pawlenty

Rick Perry


Evan Bayh

K. Bailey Hutchinson

Jon Huntsman

Michele Bachmann




Lincoln Chafee

Rick Snyder

Rick Santorum




George Pataki

Scott Brown

Chuck Baldwin




Sam Brownback

Chris Christie

Newt Gingrich





Mike Huckabee

 Paul Ryan





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 The Citizen’s Alliance is a political action committee (PAC) established to provide citizens with a unified voice to their elected officials. Incumbents running for reelection and prospective candidates for federal office will be presented with a questionnaire. Voters can evaluate their responses and make a selection based on interactive participation. It is our objective to have responses in all 435 congressional districts in 2012. We urge nominees of the all political parties to open up the dialogue, be accountable, and fully engage in debates with all opponents including independents to inform voters and give fair voice to all willing to run for office.

The Citizen’s Alliance is committed to a better functioning American Republic based on freedom and security. Our grassroots efforts will empower citizens to take a personal interest in the operation of their government. Our mission is to recruit candidates, engage citizens, and organize a massive nationwide grassroots team to spur higher turnout and elected official accountability. It is time to force our elected officials to provide real answers. Too often they dodge, spin and exclude challengers. And if that is not enough, they impose new restrictions on participating - especially directed at any challenges outside of the titanic party duopoly.

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