Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg expressed doubt on Thursday that any of the other Democrats running for office could defeat Trump at the ballot box, claiming the incumbent would "eat 'em up" on election day.
Bloomberg, speaking to Gayle King on CBS This Morning, said he was motivated to run after surveying "all the candidates" and finding them lacking. He clarified to King that, of all the Democrats in the race, he believed he himself would do "the best job" at winning the White House in 2020.
He also clarified that he considers Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden "a friend." Bloomberg said he does not consider his own candidacy one in which he's "trying to take [Biden's] job." Rather, he told King, he is looking to "take away the job from Donald Trump."
During the interview, Bloomberg also reiterated his regret for implementing New York City's controversial "stop-and-frisk" policy. That policing practice has come under significant criticism in recent years from social activists and civil libertarians.