Bernie Blasts Bloomberg: He 'Can't Beat' Trump
Socialist candidate targets billionaire media mogul
Socialist presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) blasted former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg for his "racist" policies during a speech in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday night.
Sanders attended the Nevada Democratic Party’s “Kick-Off to Caucus,” an event launching the party’s effort to get out the vote ahead of the Nevada caucus next Saturday.
It is also the first contest where Bloomberg made the ballot deadline, and the first time he will go head to head against Sanders and Joe Biden.
“We will not create the energy and excitement we need to defeat Donald Trump if that candidate pursued, advocated for, and enacted racist policies like stop-and-frisk, which caused communities of color in his city to live in fear,” Sanders said.
“We will not defeat Donald Trump with a candidate who in 2015 stated, and I quote, ‘I, for example, am not in favor, have never been in favor, of raising the minimum wage,'” Sanders continued.
Since 2019, Sanders has frequently used lines about “millionaires and billionaires," despite being one himself.
But Biden's rants have shifted to “billionaires” now, according to an analysis by CNBC.
Bloomberg’s emergence on the national polls has now given Sanders a new target.
Sanders called Bloomberg not just wealthy, but “boring,” per Fox News:
“Mayor Bloomberg, with all his money, will not create the kind of excitement and energy we need to have the voter turnout we must have to defeat Donald Trump.”
Sander's worry about Blomberg is probably warranted since the media mogul recently hinted he might have twice failed presidential Hillary Clinton as his running mate
Bernie Sanders admits he has no idea what his socialist policies will cost, and Norah O’donnell is stunned— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) January 26, 2020
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A Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be a formidable force to take on President Donald Trump in the race for the White House, but they would also take out Sanders in the process.
Meanwhile, Texas Democrats are concerned that if Sanders wins the nomination, the possibility of a socialist president will draw out Texas Republicans who have been a declining force in recent years.
“There is overall uncertainty which is growing. The real fear for Texas D’s remains Sanders,” one Texas political expert told Politico.
“’We’d be f***ed’ — that’s what they’re saying. The drain at the top goes down to the bottom.”
Last week, Trump blasted Bloomberg, calling him out for not participating in the Democratic primary debates and mocking his height.
Trump suggested that Bloomberg may also stop Bernie Sanders, noting that the socialist candidate's supporters would "go nuts."
"Mini Mike is a 5’4” mass of dead energy who does not want to be on the debate stage with these professional politicians," Trump tweeted Thursday.