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Oligarch Bloomberg Gets Hammered in His First Democratic Debate

Billionaire oligarch Mike Bloomberg took a beating last night during the Democratic Party debate in Nevada.

While he wasn’t on the ballot for the Democrat Nevada Caucus primary content, the billionaire oligarch and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg still managed somehow to buy his way on to the national debate stage for the first time Wednesday evening in Las Vegas.

Certainly Bloomberg was expecting some serious attacks from his competitors, but he did not expect to be set upon by all of the candidates, who seemed to take turns tearing the financial media mogul to pieces.

Additionally, Bloomberg, worth $62 billion, has been haunted by claims of racist policies in New York and also of sexual harassment and bullying accusations by former employees.

Even the lower tier candidates took turns piling it on, as CNN reported:

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar accused Bloomberg of “hiding behind his TV ads.” Former Vice President Joe Biden hammered him for opposing Obamacare. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders attacked Bloomberg’s support for stop-and-frisk policing in his first answer of the night. Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg called him “a billionaire who thinks that money ought to be the root of all power.”

If this performance was a test of whether his candidacy had real resiliency, it was an epic failure.

The New York Post reports…


LAS VEGAS, NEV. — Mike Bloomberg’s millions in campaign spending flew right out the window Wednesday night.

The billionaire’s self-bankrolled presidential bid was torn to shreds in the opening minutes of Wednesday’s Democratic debate as his opponents skewered him for his checkered past on sexual harassment and his record on stop-and-frisk.

Each candidate on the Las Vegas stage attacked Bloomberg right out the gate, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren made the former Big Apple mayor visibly squirm and roll his eyes in frustration.

“I’d like to talk about who we’re running against, a billionaire who calls women ‘fat broads’ and ‘horse-faced lesbians,’” she said from the Paris Theater.

“And, no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”

Bloomberg, 78, started to surge in national and state polls after pouring hundreds of millions of dollars of his personal fortune into a slick campaign with catered campaign events and wall-to-wall TV ads.

Former Vice President Joe Biden attacked Bloomberg for “throwing close to 5 million young black men up against a wall” while mayor of New York City and said he only stopped after President Barack Obama intervened in his stop-and-frisk policy… Continue this story at the New York Post

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