Rupert Murdoch suggests Michael Bloomberg run in 2016
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Rupert Murdoch suggests Michael Bloomberg run in 2016

Media tycoon’s tweet says former NY mayor should seek presidential bid in light of Trump’s early success

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch (YouTube screen capture)
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch (YouTube screen capture)

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has called on former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to become a candidate for president in 2016.

Murdoch tweeted the suggestion on Sunday night.

Murdoch later seemed to qualify his support.

Murdoch said he was tweeting from the Great Barrier Reef, where he is “swimming and reading.”

Murdoch has had disagreements with Trump, including calling him “wrong” on immigration last month and praising his Fox News anchors for asking Trump tough questions during the first Republican primary debate, which was aired last month on his network.

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg (photo credit: Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg (photo credit: Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Bloomberg, who is Jewish, served as mayor of New York City from 2001 to the end of 2013.

Last year, he returned as CEO to Bloomberg L.P., the multi-billion firm he co-founded.

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