Tag Archives: Michael Bloomberg

2019 Clip Shows Bloomberg Calling Trans People “It”

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed News: A newly uncovered video shows Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg in 2019 describing transgender people as “he, she, or it” and “some guy in a dress” who enters girls locker rooms — invoking a conservative cliché as he argued that transgender rights are toxic for presidential candidates trying to reach Middle America. And yet, …

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VIRGINIA: Sanders And Bloomberg Tied, +4 Over Biden

Richmond’s NBC News affiliate reports: A new poll from Monmouth University shows former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Senator Bernie Sanders are tied for the lead in Virginia in the race to be the Democratic presidential nominee. Both Bloomberg and Sanders have 22% support with former Vice President Joe Biden close behind with 18% of the vote. Pete …

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Bloomberg Qualifies For Tomorrow’s Dem Debate

The Associated Press reports: Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has qualified for the upcoming Democratic presidential debate, marking the first time he’ll stand alongside the rivals he has so far avoided by bypassing the early voting states and using his personal fortune to define himself through television ads. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll published Tuesday shows Bloomberg with 19% support nationally in …

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Sanders +12 Over Bloomberg In Latest National Poll

PBS NewsHour reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a double-digit lead in the Democratic nominating contest, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. Sanders has 31% support nationally, up 9 points since December, the last time the poll asked about Democratic voters’ preferences. His next closest contender has 19%. But that second-place rival is former New York Mayor …

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New Bloomberg Ad Scorches “Abusive Bernie Bros”

The Wrap reports: In the ad, posted early Monday morning, tweets from a handful of Sanders backers, featuring memes and hashtags like #BernieOrElse, appear on the screen. “Vote Bernie or bad things will happen,” warns one tweet. Another says, “Libs who are flirting with Bloomberg now should be aware that they are going on lists. Next time they pretend to …

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Bloomberg Trolls Trump’s “Idiotic” Virus Commentary

Mediaite reports: The Bloomberg campaign, in addition to just having a ton of money, has also been notable for the ways they’ve attempted to insult and troll Trump. Earlier this month, in response to Trump’s comments about a debate “box,” Bloomberg’s campaign responded, “The president is lying. He is a pathological liar who lies about everything: his fake hair, his …

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Sanders: Bloomberg Should Be Barred From Debates

CBS News reports: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said it’s “very unfortunate” a rule change could allow his fellow presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg into the next Democratic debates. The qualifications no longer include a unique-donor threshold. “That is what being a multi-billionaire is about. Some very good friends of mine who were competing in the Democratic nomination — people like …

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SHOCK POLL: Bloomberg Takes Slim Lead In Florida

The Hill reports: Michael Bloomberg is leading the pack of Democratic presidential hopefuls in Florida, according to a new survey from St. Pete Polls, a sign that the former New York City mayor has picked up traction in a crucial swing state before most of his rivals have even started to campaign there. The poll shows Bloomberg with 27.3 percent …

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Endorses Bloomberg

CBS News reports: Mike Bloomberg picked up the endorsement Thursday of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who leads the fourth largest city in the nation. The announcement follows his endorsement this week by three members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Their support could help allay any renewed concerns about Bloomberg’s use of “stop and frisk” policies while he was the mayor …

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Trump Mocks Bloomberg For Losing New Hampshire

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump tried to swipe at Michael Bloomberg over the New Hampshire Democratic primary results, though his jab has drawn mockery because of what it revealed about Trump’s understanding of the primary (or lack thereof). “A very bad night for Mini Mike!” Trump proclaimed after attacking his Democratic competitors, mocking those who dropped out on Tuesday night, …

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Trump Deletes Tweet Blasting “Total Racist” Bloomberg After Realizing He Also Backed Stop-And-Frisk Policy

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump joined the political dog-pile on Michael Bloomberg’s recently unearthed remarks about the controversial stop and frisk policy he inherited, and continued, as mayor of New York City.  This coming from the president who refuses to apologize for demanding the executions of the Central Park 5, refers to illegal immigrants as an “invasion” of rapists and …

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Bloomberg Surges To Third Place In New National Poll

USA Today reports: For the first time in the 2020 Democratic primary, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders took the lead in a national Quinnipiac University poll, overtaking former Vice President Joe Biden, just after the Iowa caucuses and one day ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Sanders received 25% support among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, with Biden at 17%. Mike Bloomberg …

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Bloomberg Pays “Influencers” For Instagram Plugs

The Daily Beast reports: The Bloomberg campaign has quietly begun a campaign on Tribe, a “branded content marketplace” that connects social-media influencers with the brands that want to advertise to their followers, to pitch influencers on creating content highlighting why they love the former New York City mayor—for a price. For a fixed $150 fee, the Bloomberg campaign is pitching …

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Trump’s Former Navy Secretary To Endorse Bloomberg

NBC News reports: Richard Spencer, the Navy secretary fired from the Trump administration after he opposed the president’s intervention in the discipline of a SEAL accused of murder, will endorse Democrat Mike Bloomberg during an appearance with the candidate in Norfolk, Virginia, on Friday, according to the Bloomberg campaign. Spencer, who also briefly served as President Donald Trump’s acting defense …

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Rhode Island Gov Endorses Bloomberg, First Gov Nod

The Associated Press reports: Billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg snagged his first endorsement from a governor on Wednesday, as Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo called him the right leader to take on President Donald Trump. Raimondo, a longtime political ally of Bloomberg’s, was due to appear with him at a morning event in Providence to officially endorse him, the Bloomberg …

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Bloomberg Suggests Trump Isn’t Actually A Billionaire

The Bloomberg campaign this week mocked Trump’s weight, his hair, and his orange skin. Last night in California, Bloomberg himself hurled a dagger that will surely result in another round of “Mini Mike” responses. The Week reports: When CBS News asked if he was motivated by a personal grudge against Trump, Bloomberg said no, he’s said publicly that Trump is …

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Bloomberg: Sanders Is Too Far Left To Be Practical

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: Mike Bloomberg tells me he’d support Bernie Sanders over Donald Trump if those were his two options, but that people should understand Sanders at this moment is “so far to the left it’s not practical” and that “what he wants to do would never get through Congress.” Why this matters: While Bloomberg’s also seeking the …

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Bloomberg Reporter Booted From Trump Iowa Event

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump’s re-election campaign escorted a Bloomberg News reporter from an event in Iowa, following a pledge no longer to approve credentials for the news organization. Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs was walked out of the room ahead of a press conference in West Des Moines Monday. Mr. Trump is in Washington tonight, not at the …

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Bloomberg Camp Reacts To Trump’s “Boxes” Claim: He’s An Obese Pathological Liar With Fake Hair And Fake Tan

The Week reports: In a clip from Fox News’ Sean Hannity’s Super Bowl interview with the president set to air Sunday, Trump is asked about Bloomberg. He said the only word he can think about when he ponders the man he’s dubbed “Mini Mike” is “little.” The president then went all in on a conspiracy theory he’s developed — and …

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Bloomberg Plan: $5 Trillion In New Taxes On Wealthy

The New York Times reports: Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York unveiled a plan on Saturday that would raise an estimated $5 trillion in new tax revenue from high earners and corporations, a proposal that would almost certainly raise his personal tax bill but is less aggressive than those from his most liberal rivals for the Democratic presidential …

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