"We are Americans, each with an equal right to worship and pray where we choose." New York City Mayor Bloomberg weighed in on the highly charged debate over plans to build an Islamic Center near Ground Zero.
The Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent said he is focused on his job as mayor. He has occasionally been mentioned as a long-shot presidential candidate.
Bloomberg said he wants to leave office having a reputation "as a very good, maybe the greatest mayor ever.''
He was elected for a third term in 2009. During the interview with host David Gregory, Bloomberg answered questions on tax cuts, the economy