NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Could Mayor Michael Bloomberg be contemplating a move from the Big Apple to the Capitol?
That’s the word on the street.READ MORE: New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
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After the city’s mayor and President Obama engaged in a four-hour long golf game last week, rumors began circulating that the president is looking to recruit Bloomberg for his administration – possibly as treasury secretary, or another major economic position.
“It would be a good move for the president to appoint [Bloomberg] as treasury secretary or president of the World Bank,” said political consultant Hank Shankoff. “While New York State lags, New York City is recovering. Mike Bloomberg led the city out of its chaos after 9/11, restoring confidence in the business community for the city’s future.”READ MORE: Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated
Shankoff pointed out that the chances of the mayor leaving his current position aren’t overwhelming, because Bloomberg “loves” being the head of New York City.
And would the Republican-turned-Independent even be able to leave, after he worked to change the term limits law, allowing him to stay for a third term?
“When the president of the United States calls and asks you to serve, it is very difficult to say no to your nation,” said Shankoff. “If Mike Bloomberg is called, he may very well go.”MORE NEWS: Man Suffers Broken Nose In Alleged Anti-Asian Attack At Midtown Subway Station
The mayor’s office denies a move is imminent, suggesting that it’s been decades since Bloomberg has had a boss – and he plans to serve the rest of his term.