Following Wednesday night’s ninth Democrat debate, 2020 candidate Mike Bloomberg is facing intense levels of censure.
Since the inception of his campaign, Bloomberg rubbed many of his fellow Democrats the wrong way by throwing hundreds of millions of dollars towards ads and bypassing certain parts of the process. To make matters worse for himself, the former mayor opened the door to even more criticism when his prior statements about stop-and-frisk, farmers, minorities, and blue-collar workers emerged.
Since this week’s Las Vegas debate, Democrats haven’t hesitated to go after Bloomberg. While Warren is one of the billionaire’s strongest critics, she isn’t alone. Senator and 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders also had some words about Bloomberg’s candidacy, as documented by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
A Close Review of Sanders’ Thoughts on Bloomberg’s Campaign
In an excerpt from a 60 Minutes interview set to air tomorrow night, Sanders states that Bloomberg would get smoked by Trump in a general election.
To be precise, the socialist senator maintains that Trump would “chew [Bloomberg] up” and “spit him out.” When explaining his reasoning for this analysis, Sanders noted Bloomberg’s poor delivery at Wednesday night’s debate; the Vermont senator explained that Bloomberg’s lack of preparation took him aback.
An additional excerpt from the interview comprises Sanders’ criticism of how the former mayor is running for office. Per Sanders’ own admission, the “unprecedented amount of money” that Bloomberg is expending is worrisome. The 2020 Democrat likened his rival’s decision to blow through the race with hundreds of millions as an “oligarchic movement” and declared that Americans would ultimately “rebel” against it.
The Bloomberg Camp Post-Las Vegas
To say that Bloomberg’s candidacy absorbed some serious damage during this week’s primary debate would be an understatement.
Thus far, the billionaire businessman has attempted to regroup by continuing to run disinformation ads and even agreeing to release female employees from nondisclosure agreements. The latter is something that Warren strongly pressed Bloomberg on during Wednesday’s debate.
Sanders’ interview where he reprimanded Bloomberg also comes as the former mayor offers criticism of his own. Since the Las Vegas debate, the billionaire businessman has repeatedly slammed Sanders via Twitter, branding him as a socialist who cannot truly defeat Trump. This is a point that Bloomberg also attempted to make on Wednesday, only to be effectively shouted down by Warren, Sanders, and Biden.
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