New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there is “no way, no how” that he will run for president of the United States. The Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent says he’s focused on his job as mayor. He has occasionally been mentioned as a long-shot presidential candidate. Speaking on NBC’s Meet the Press, Bloomberg said in an interview broadcast Sunday that his advisers should “cease-and-desist” with their suggestions that he run.
Bloomberg says he wants to leave office having a reputation “as a very good, maybe the greatest mayor ever.” He was elected for a third term in 2009.