Audio from Michael Bloomberg’s speech at the 2015 Aspen Institute has surfaced, and it’s not good for the candidate. He explained in 2015 that you can “just Xerox” the description of male minorities age 16-25 and hand it to the cops. Things piled on when another video surfaced, this one from 2013, with Bloomberg defending his “stop-and-frisk” policy and saying, “I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.”
Tom Steyer, the other billionaire in the race who badly needs momentum, saw his opportunity to jump on Bloomberg.
.@TomSteyer sees his opening:
“Mike Bloomberg’s remarks in the video are extremely disturbing. The racist stereotypes he uses have no place today, and anyone running for the presidential nomination should disavow them."
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) February 11, 2020
Not for me to tell Steyer how to spend money, but it seems like it could be put to more effective use.
— Sgt. Hulka's Big Toe (@hulka_s) February 11, 2020
— 🕸🕸🕸🕸 (@deLisleAndrew) February 11, 2020
— Jason (@jasonhsv) February 11, 2020
National Review’s Jim Geraghty seems to think Steyer must be some sort of deep-cover GOP agent infiltrating the primaries.
Between Steyer endorsing reparations and daring other candidates to join him, calling for a $22/hour minimum wage, and now accusing Bloomberg of using racial stereotypes…if Tom Steyer were a GOP deep cover agent, what would he be doing differently? https://t.co/qkD1LHPMDL
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) February 11, 2020
He could rip a huge fart on live TV like @RepSwalwell …. That's all I can think of.
— Zucker's Eunuch (@SchifftyN) February 11, 2020
Not a single thing.
— Tony Lima ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@TonyLimaPOL) February 11, 2020
Wearing a different type of tie?
— Marshall Auerback (@Mauerback) February 11, 2020
Buying his ties at Brooks Brothers?
— HollyCabot (@HollyCabot) February 11, 2020
he hasn't gone down the bootstraps analogy road yet, but there's time. And it's probably too much to expect any one plant to cover all the variables.
— Alex Lekas (@TheAlexLekas) February 11, 2020
Hell yeah we up to $22/minimum wage promises? It was $7.25 under almost the entire @BarackObama admin (since 2009), but I guess if you just randomly promise people things you get votes? In that case I'm running on $100/hr minimum wage & job guarantee, why not go big? #NHprimary https://t.co/Ob09P2RfBg
— Dave Danna (@DaveEDanna) February 11, 2020
1/2 Steyer is now deliberately deceiving because a $22/hr minimum wage would annihilate small businesses (both new business as well as driving existing businesses to close) and drastically reduce the availability of work. https://t.co/MlFB0Kuka9
— Stacy Da Costa (@spegums) February 11, 2020
It's right out of a Spaghetti Western: "There's room for only one multi-billionaire in this town…" *pttttooee!*
— Potemkin – Sails the Seven Seas (@IggyBeeBop) February 11, 2020
— Daniel Pennell (@DanPennell) February 11, 2020
It's a race to see who can toss more money at it. https://t.co/G8jWOUtRho
— J Butler (@jbutler70) February 11, 2020
Is all this destroying of eachother going to make an opening for a new candidate in the field to save the day?
— I'm the Norm (@norm_ray) February 11, 2020
Is Hillary waiting in the wings?
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 11, 2020