Amid rumors that Mike Bloomberg may make a bid for the presidency, his daughter tells PEOPLE she supports him
If the rumors prove true and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg does enter the 2016 presidential race, his youngest daughter will be there to support him. But she didn’t always feel that way.
“A few years ago I was very against the idea. The whole political situation made me very protective of him and I didn’t want to see him go through that again,” Georgina Bloomberg, 33, told PEOPLE this fall. “It’s very difficult to sit there as a kid and see people saying horrible things about your father, the negative press. Now, I’d be very supportive of it.”
But Bloomberg, a star in her equestrian sport of show jumping, jokes that even if her father enters the race, she likely wouldn’t have any scoop.
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“I’ll probably be the last to hear,” she says with a laugh. “I don’t really talk politics with him.”
PEOPLE initially interviewed Georgina in late fall and checked back in with her this week, given the intensifying rumors of a Bloomberg bid.
“I don t know if he is going to do it,” she said on Monday. “But he would make a great president.”