Speaking candidly to an audience in Nashville, the Nashville Tennessean reporter that Mike Bloomberg said, “It’s been a long time since a Democrat made the state of Tennessee a priority and that’s wrong for this country.”

In between a coffee run and the campaign rally, Bloomberg told reporters that he got into the race because he didn’t think most of the other candidates had practical ideas that could be implemented that addressed the real needs of citizens in states like Tennessee.

During his speech he criticized the president for inaction, the paper reports.”We cannot have four more years,” Bloomberg said. “We’ve got to take on the tough challenges, the drugs and guns and climate change and rebuild America and he’s obviously not going to do that.”

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