Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer went from Democratic donor to presidential candidate seemingly overnight. He joined the race in October, and is known as the "outsider taking on Trump."
Only, it doesn't appear that he will be taking on Trump. He told an audience in Iowa on Monday that he doesn't want to be president. However, he added that he wants to "do things as president." It's still unclear what he was trying to relay with that message.
Steyer told the crowd, "I know this is going to sound a little strange, kind of: I don’t want to be president. But I do want to do things as president." He's right, it does sound strange.
A woman in Northwood told @TomSteyer his odds of being the nominee are very low. What will he do instead?
Steyer: "This is gonna sound a little strange - but I don't want to be President."
He wants to "do things" as President - highlighting his work on the climate crisis. pic.twitter.com/UZ0easFOg5
— Maura Barrett (@MauraBarrettNBC) November 25, 2019
"You know, I am running because I thought — until this week, I was the last person to get in. And I got in because I thought, 'My God, no one’s going to tell the truth to the American people. And we’re not going to actually deal with the critical issues in front of us, and we have to,'" he continued. "So the two things I can tell you, for sure: one is, if I’m not the Democratic candidate, I will be supporting the Democratic candidate. Full bore. Any one of those people on that stage is a thousand times better than Mr. Trump or any of the Republicans. Really. I believe that, and I will, there is 100% probability that I will be supporting that person as hard as I can."
Well, as despicable as most Democrats are, at least some of them have loyalty to their party and values. Unlike many of the RINOS in the Republican party.
"The second thing I’d say is this: if I’m not the Democratic candidate, that doesn’t mean we aren’t in a climate crisis! We are! I’ve been fighting it for a decade and more! I’m not going to suddenly go, like, “Wooo! Hawaii, here I come!” No," he said.
Then he droned on about climate change and a bunch of other rantings before concluding, "I don’t think of myself as a tough person, but I can tell you: I don’t like mean people. They don’t scare me. And I’m very angry about it. There is a playbook here that is cruel to Americans. Intentionally so."
Who exactly being cruel to Americans? The billionaire who gave up pay to become president and not only has our economy booming but has created thousands of jobs? Yeah, sure. Trump is a meany.
Steyer is pandering to the emotions of the left and telling them exactly what they want to hear.