Klobuchar knocks Bloomberg and Steyer's presidential bids

Klobuchar knocks Bloomberg and Steyer's presidential bids
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharOn The Money — Fed's inflation tracker at fastest pace since '82 Hillicon Valley — Presented by Cisco — Apps urge senators to advance antitrust bill App company CEOs urge senators to back antitrust bill MORE (D-Minn.) knocked fellow Democratic presidential candidates Tom SteyerTom SteyerYouth voting organization launches M registration effort in key battlegrounds Overnight Energy: 'Eye of fire,' Exxon lobbyist's comments fuel renewed attacks on oil industry | Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline | More than 75 companies ask Congress to pass clean electricity standard Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline MORE and Michael BloombergMichael BloombergHow Biden can correct the course in his second year Biden's Jan. 6 speech was a missed opportunity to unite the nation Democrats must face the reality of their Latino voter problem MORE on Monday, saying Americans do not want a billionaire in the White House.

“When I watched TV last night, all I saw were two billionaires' ads,” Klobuchar said on ABC's “The View."

“For a lot of the people that aren’t in the early states, they must think two people are running,” she said, arguing that other candidates can’t afford to fund expensive television ads.

Klobuchar added that she doesn’t think voters want to replace President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer chairman of Wisconsin GOP party signals he will comply with Jan. 6 committee subpoena Overnight Defense & National Security — Pentagon tells Russia to stand down Billionaire GOP donor maxed out to Manchin following his Build Back Better opposition MORE with a billionaire.


“I don’t think America looks at the guy in the White House and says, ‘Let’s find someone richer,’” she said.

Klobuchar argued that as one of only two Democratic presidential candidates from the Midwest, she is best positioned to win over swing voters who backed Trump in 2016.

“I’m someone who can bring those votes in,” she said.

Steyer, who has an estimated net worth of $1.6 billion, made most of his money operating a hedge fund in California.

Bloomberg, the founder of Bloomberg L.P. who later was elected to three terms as mayor of New York City, said when announcing his White House bid last month that his campaign would be self-funded and he would not accept any donations.

“You just can’t simply allow wealthy people to come in and buy elections,” Klobuchar said.