Billionaire Tom Steyer says his wealth shouldn’t disqualify him from the Democratic nomination

Longshot Tom Steyer doesn’t think his billionaire status should disqualify him from the Democratic presidential nomination, despite an increasing portion of his party shying away from corporate money.

Instead, the business magnate told CNBC on Thursday, his experience in the private sector positions him to “expose” President Donald Trump “as the failure he’s been as a businessman.”

“I am somebody who built a business from scratch,” Steyer said during an interview on “Squawk Box” from Manchester, New Hampshire, the first primary state.