Oprah Winfrey was within the working to be Mike Bloomberg’s secretary of commerce throughout his final flirtation with the White Home in 2016, alongside different huge names for the onetime New York Metropolis mayor’s would-be Cupboard.
An preliminary checklist additionally tapped fellow billionaires Invoice Gates of Microsoft fame for secretary of state, Tesla CEO Elon Musk for power, and Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett for treasury, based on an account from Bloomberg adviser Bradley Tusk in his memoir “The Fixer” (Portfolio/Penguin Random Home), which hit bookstores final week.
Because the billionaire businessman, politician and philanthropist as soon as once more reportedly mulls working for president — this time as a Democrat — his group’s early technique in 2016 gives a glimpse into how a nationwide Bloomberg marketing campaign would possibly look in 2020.
“He has a very distinctive alternative to run a marketing campaign that’s by no means been run earlier than, and that’s what makes him probably a very thrilling presidential candidate,” Tusk informed the New York Put up.
There have been different notable names on the primary checklist of potential division heads Tusk drafted whereas he was serving to handle Bloomberg’s exploration of an impartial run for president two years in the past.
He put down former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly for the FBI, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings for the Federal Communications Fee, and taking pictures survivor and former Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.