Michael Bloomberg

The fringe internet frets over Mike Bloomberg's place in the 2020 race

Michael Bloomberg
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Since entering the presidential fray last week, billionaire Mike Bloomberg has become a popular topic on fringe internet forums, where users have dished about what his war chest could mean for the race, according to data provided to Axios from social intelligence firm Storyful.

Why it matters: Discussions on Reddit, as well as fringe-right sites 4chan and Gab, discuss whether Bloomberg's well-financed entrance into the race will upend President Trump's second bid for The White House.

Climate change activists aren't loving Mike Bloomberg's 2020 flirtations

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Lots of environmentalists like Mike Bloomberg, but there's not likely to be a groundswell of activist support for his potential White House run.

Why it matters: Climate change has long been a major priority for Bloomberg, who for years has poured resources into speeding the closure of coal-fired power plants.