Tom Steyer, the billionaire activist who wants to impeach Trump, is running for president

Tom Steyer, the billionaire activist who wants to impeach Trump, is running for president
Tom Steyer, billionaire backer of climate change agenda. MSNBC video

[Ed. – Since he is so concerned about greed and inequality, he could donate his fortune to the needy instead of wasting it on a presidential run.]

California billionaire and environmentalist Tom Steyer, who has spent the past two years pouring millions into a campaign to impeach President Donald Trump, announced he is running for president after all.

Steyer’s announcement Tuesday came as a surprise, especially after he said he wasn’t running for president in January.

But he has changed his mind, entering the race a day after California Rep. Eric Swalwell dropped out of the running. Steyer’s interest in political office is well documented; last year, he traveled to all the early primary and caucus states (Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina) and launched his “5 Rights” campaign, a platform based on equal voting rights, the right to clean air and water, free public education, a living wage, and universal health care.

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n a video announcing his candidacy, Steyer put corporate greed and inequality at the center of his opening message. …

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