03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bloomberg: Presidential Bid Was Media Fantasy

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday he never considered running for U.S. president and any suggestion he had was concocted by the press.

Bloomberg was at the centre of speculation earlier this year when he left the Republican Party that he planned an independent bid for the presidency in 2008, although he denied it.

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