CNN's Van Jones: Warren is the Iceberg that Sunk Bloomberg Like the Titanic
Billionaire gets hammered for ‘disaster’ performance at Democrat Debate
In the aftermath of Michael Bloomberg's "disaster" performance at Wednesday night's Democrat Debate, CNN's Van Jones put the final nail in the coffin by declaring that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the iceberg that sunk the former New York mayor's presidential campaign like the Titanic.
CNN political commentator and former Obama adviser Jones blasted "billion-dollar machine" Bloomberg for getting torn apart by his Democratic rivals, saying it was Warren who "took him to task" during the debate.
"Listen, this was a disaster for Bloomberg," Jones said while participating in a CNN post-debate panel analysis.
"Bloomberg went in as the Titanic, billion-dollar machine titanic. Titanic meet iceberg Elizabeth Warren.
"She took him to task in a way that I had never seen in a debate.
"She took it over. She prosecuted him."
“Despite the stop and frisk and all that sort of stuff, you’re seeing people trying to move over there and he just wasn’t ready,” Jones said.
"He was tone-deaf on issue after issue,” Jones asserted.
"And the reason why, he’s not been in the living rooms, he hasn’t been doing those town halls."
Jones suggested the Democratic Party is being assaulted by “two outsiders” — Bloomberg, who was once a Republican, and Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The CNN contributor also picked up on a familiar theme of late: Bloomberg’s tendency to ridicule segments of American society by appearing dismissive or arrogant.
Jones cited Bloomberg saying he has “too much money” to use Turbo Tax — a computer aide for completing federal taxes.
“A lot of people watching use Turbo Tax.”
The debate intensified an already difficult week for Bloomberg, who saw something of his past statements resurface in archived videos.
In one segment, the former mayor suggested a minimum of intelligence was required to be a farmer or factory worker.
In another, Bloomberg suggested elderly cancer patients should not be provided with medical treatment.
“His answer on women was terrible,” Jones continued.
"He got completely destroyed on the NDA question.
"His answer on stop and frisk was as bad as it could possibly be,” Jones added, referencing the New York City police procedure of targeting minority males to search for weapons or drugs.
Bloomberg aggressively defended the policy in 2015.
On Wednesday night, the presidential candidate said things “got out of control.”
“On every major thing that people who are looking for a champion, just when they see some contrition and some professionalism, he let people down tonight,” Jones asserted.
"And he’s got to go back to the woodshed and get it from his team and come back better next time."