Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je has been attacking both the pan-blue and pan-green camps in recent days, some believe this is a sign that Ko plans to run for the 2020 presidential election. According to the latest public opinion poll conducted by China Times, Han Kuo-yu has the highest approval rating followed by Ko and finally President Tsai Ing-wen at the bottom.
Why is an additional NT$20 billion needed to finish building it when the design is already finalized? You clearly want to increase the budget. What is there to talk about? Why are you allowing this to happen? Whoever is responsible, identify yourself.
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je has spent recent days attacking both the pan-blue and pan-green camps. During a recent appearance at a cross-strait transportation conference, Ko said someone needs to take responsibility for the huge discrepancy between the design and budget of Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 3. According to China Times' latest public opinion poll, Han Kuo-yu has the highest approval rating among the three potential presidential candidates. With his popularity rebounding, Ko came in second. President Tsai Ing-wen came in last. However, Ko said the poll was a "conspiracy theory."
This is a conspiracy theory. I am only being myself. Don't say Ko Wen-je has hundreds of tricks up his sleeve every day. (The China Times) is trying to make me throw my hat in the ring. What's that about? You can figure it out thinking with your knee.
A Ko aide says the mayor won't make an announcement until August at the earliest. Meanwhile, Ko's recent attacks on the Democratic Progressive Party are seen as a calculated move to increase his media exposure. On the 22nd, Nan Hai Corp. took out a newspaper ad to criticize the Investment Commission for withdrawing its Taipei Twin Towers development contract. Nan Hai said the withdrawal was illegal and accused the commission of waging a political smear campaign.
The construction company isn't just going to rub its nose and walk away. They will most definitely sue for false punishment. However, I have heard a conspiracy theory that someone told them to just keep quiet for now because you know you'll get it back once the election is over.
Ko was also asked about Eric Chu's recent comment that the pan-blue camp stands divided and the Kuomintang is finished if Terry Gou runs for president. Ko said anything can happen if Taiwan is not finished and additionally fired a broadside at Han, saying Han needs to pay back his mayoral election subsidy if he runs for president while he is still mayor.