And we thought his whole stop and frisk speech about young minority men being criminals that ‘leaked’ out earlier this week was bad for Mike Bloomberg.
Sounds like Mike has a history of perhaps mistreating women as well:
Bloomberg is also going to have to answer for his treatment of women. I think this is going to be a bigger problem for him than stop and frisk. https://t.co/sSCuE5FQRQ
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) February 13, 2020
From The Atlantic:
What is not fully addressed in the Times article, however—and what is not fully explored in the many similar pieces that consider the current iteration of Mike Bloomberg’s presidential ambitions—is a series of stories about him, accumulated over decades, that suggests in the aggregate a distinct pattern when it comes to his treatment of women: reports of disparaging comments made about women’s bodies and appearances. Allegations of a deeply sexist work environment at the company that Bloomberg founded and, for many years, ran. Stories that linger like exhaust in the air every time Mike Bloomberg is mentioned as, potentially, the next president of the United States.
But wait, there’s more.
The stories about Mike Bloomberg, though—stories, told through lawsuits and journalistic accounts, that involve allegations not of physical abuse but of more insidious manifestations of misogyny—ask broader questions about the ways electoral politics and basic morality will continue to tangle with each other as #MeToo marches onward.
We knew these candidates would start throwing one another under the bus but wow, this is pretty vicious.
Bloomberg has NOT been vetted. The MSM needs to vet him
— DrSquishy (@DrSquishy) February 13, 2020
If this isn’t vetting we don’t know what is.
If sanders had said this, would be nonstop news coverage for weeks.
— NJ1990 (@yankees0606) February 13, 2020
Mike Bloomberg is fighting for the CENTRIST wing of the KKK!
— snarkworthy (@snarkworthy) February 13, 2020
I don't like it, but why is it a problem for him when, rape, sexual assault, grabbing genitals isn't a problem for Trump. Is this what you call Republican privilege?
— Jim Boyd (@bjamesboyd) February 13, 2020
Wow. This reeks of desperation.
Pros: Hates Trump, has money to spend, hires strong talent. Cons: Everything else.
— Adam (@acs236) February 13, 2020
Which basically sums up the entire Democratic field for 2020.