Donald Trump said Saturday he would welcome Michael Bloomberg's entry into the presidential race.
"I would love to see Michael run — I would love the competition," Trump said in an interview with the New York Times.
Trump said he had helped Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, on construction matters in the past, but did not go into details.
Trump also speculated that he was treated poorly by the media outlet Bloomberg, and that the reason for that had finally revealed itself.
"I have been treated worse by Bloomberg than I think any other group," Trump said.
"Because of that, I think he's running," Trump said.
Though Trump welcomed Bloomberg into the race should he choose to run, Trump was quick to draw a contrast.
"He's the opposite of me in many ways," Trump said.
Trump is famously fond of polling, and is perhaps emboldened by a recent one, on the matter of Bloomberg running.
Polling out last week from Morning Consult projected that Trump would currently win a three-way race between himself, Hillary Clinton, and Bloomberg.