Media heavyweights Trump & Bloomberg square off in White House race

America’s unpredictable presidential race has taken another twist after media tycoon Michael Bloomberg hinted that he might be tempted to throw his hat into the ring in an effort to see-off fellow billionaire Donald Trump.

Trump, who is currently front-runner in the race to be crowned Republican nominee for the White House, reacted to the news with trademark bombast – declaring that he would ‘love’ to face-off against his former friend.

Bloomberg is reportedly mulling entering the race in March and is prepared to fund a campaign war chest to the tune of £700m – sensing an opportunity to appeal to the centre ground should firebrand right-winger Donald Trump and far-left challenger Bernie Sanders secure the nominations of the Republican and Democratic parties respectively.

Speaking to CBS News former reality TV star Trump commented: “I would love it. I know Michael very well, I'd love to compete against Michael.

“He's very opposite on me with guns and he's opposite on pro-life and he's opposite on a lot of things.

"And Michael's been a friend of mine over the years - perhaps we're not friends anymore. You know, he's wanted to do this for a long time and he never pulled the trigger.”

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