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Bloomberg vows to refuse donations, presidential salary

Bloomberg has said that he will not accept political donations if he runs for president and he will not take a salary if he wins. He maintained that he can not be bought. Bloomberg’s team insists that his wealth allows him to be more responsive to the concerns of everyday people because he isn’t beholden to special interests. Wolfson said Bloomberg would work for only $1 a year as president, just as he did when he was New York City mayor for more than a decade.

As a result, it seems some of the democratic candidates are scared of Bloomberg. Hence they’ve started attacking him publicly. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont senator and a Democratic presidential contender wrote on Twitter that: “I’m disgusted by the idea that Michael Bloomberg or any billionaire thinks they can circumvent the political process and spend tens of millions of dollars to buy elections.” He added that “If you can’t build grassroots support for your candidacy, you have no business running for president.”

While campaigning over the weekend in New Hampshire, Democratic candidate, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar fired at Bloomberg by saying that “He didn’t want to deal with all of this grassroots campaigning from the beginning, you know that’s on him. I think this is important. I think that you want to have a candidate for president who’s willing to go out, day after day, and talk to regular people like this.”

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