Republican National Committee Chairman Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusAuthor: Paul Ryan saw retirement as an 'escape hatch' from Trump Overnight Defense: Inside the 3B House defense policy bill | Senators take new tack to challenge Saudi arms sales | Raytheon, United Technologies to merge Former Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus officially joins Navy MORE said Wednesday that Republicans would be happy if former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergDon't dismiss Tom Steyer: He's the most media-savvy candidate going Prince Harry, Meghan Markle promote environmental activists: 'There is a ticking clock to protect our planet' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump pushes Mexico for 'significantly more' as tariffs loom MORE launched a third-party run for the White House.

"I don't really view it as a third party. I just view it as another Democrat, so you'll have two Democrats running and splitting their vote," Priebus said on CNN's "Wolf." 

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Priebus mentioned the former New York City mayor's push for gun control and his effort to tax sugary drinks in New York, two things that are reviled by the right.
 
"The guy's a liberal Democrat, so great," Priebus said. "We'll take it."
 
Bloomberg acknowledged for the first time earlier this week that he is eyeing a presidential campaign.