President Trump and Mike Bloomberg will face off during the Super Bowl.
The previous Massive Apple mayor began the tit-for-tat Tuesday by boasting that his campaign was shopping for a 60-second ad — at an estimated price of $10 million — to one-up a 30-second ad that the Trump campaign reportedly secured for the Feb. 2 NFL championship recreation.
“When the Trump campaign determined to run an ad during the large recreation, the Bloomberg campaign responded by shopping for a spot. Mike is taking the combat to Trump,” mentioned Bloomberg spokesman Michael Frazier.
“Trump is reportedly working a 30-second ad. Bloomberg opted for extra affect and extra time with 60 seconds,” he added.
Not so quick, the Trump camp responded later Tuesday.
Simply hours after the Bloomberg campaign’s announcement, Group Trump mentioned it had already secured a 60-second ad that includes the president.
“We’ve been in discussions with Fox for the reason that fall and reserved time in December,” mentioned Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh.
“We paid for the ad final week. We purchased 60 seconds of time.”
Added Murtaugh, “We received in early, which gave us prime ad place early within the recreation. This can be a clear indication that we’re ramping up the campaign, which additionally contains unprecedented pushes for black . . . Latino, and ladies voters.”
The Bloomberg campaign spokesman declined to touch upon the content material of the previous mayor’s ad, equivalent to whether or not the billionaire Democrat will assault Trump.
Bloomberg, after all, should win the Democratic nomination to tackle the president. However his private fortune permits him to purchase advertisements for entry to a nationwide viewers that different Democrats can solely dream of affording.
Trump has a monetary benefit over all potential Democratic rivals — besides Bloomberg — with $102.7 million in money sitting in his campaign kitty, it was introduced final week.
Bloomberg, whose estimated price is $50 billion, is spending about $25 million per week simply on TV advertisements since his campaign launch in late November and will blow by $357 million on commercials by the March three primaries, and $561 million by the point New Yorkers head to the polls on April 28.
Some consultants mentioned his spending might break $1 billion — even when he doesn’t turn into the nominee.
That cash might bankroll anti-Trump advertisements proper up till Election Day to help the Democratic standard-bearer.
Bloomberg’s campaign now employs 800 organizers and staffers, 300 at his Time Sq. headquarters and 500 throughout 30 different states.