Democratic presidential candidates are zeroing in on Michael Bloomberg, criticizing the former New York mayor as he rises in the polls
Democratic presidential candidates are zeroing in on Michael Bloomberg, criticizing the former New York mayor as he rises in the polls.Washington (CNN) Sen. Amy Klobuchar told CNN's Dana Bash on"State of the Union" Sunday that the billionaire businessman is"hiding behind airwaves" as he spends millions in TV ads. "I don't think you should be able to hide behind airwaves and huge ad buys. He has to come on these shows," the Minnesota Democrat said."And I also am an advocate for him coming on the debate stage. I know I'm not going to be able to beat him on the airwaves, but I can beat him on the debate stage, because I believe my argument for my candidacy is so much stronger." Visit CNN's Election Center for full coverage of the 2020 raceAs top Democratic candidates jockey for voter support in Nevada, the third nominating contest, Bloomberg has spent millions on ads in Super Tuesday states -- where his candidacy will face its first true test. On Sunday, he drew attacks on a number of policy fronts.Read MoreKlobuchar blasted Bloomberg's controversial stop and frisk policy policy while mayor as"unconstitutional," while defending her own record on criminal justice."I was not involved in some of the controversial issues in other states like stop and frisk. I understand that that is unconstitutional, but what I was focused on there is trying to go after crimes and making sure there's a consequence, but it does not mean it that always has to be prison time," she said, referencing her time as a prosecutor in Minnesota.Sanders: Bloomberg with 'all his money' will not create the excitement needed to beat TrumpFormer Vice President Joe Biden, in turn, told NBC"the point is that $60 billion can buy you a lot of advertising, but it can't erase your record.""There's a lot to talk about with Michael Bloomberg," Biden said during an interview on"Meet The Press.""You all are going to start focusing on him like you have on me, which I'm not complaining, like you have on me the last six months. You're going to focus on him. His position on issues relating to the African American community, from stop and frisk to the way he talked about Obama."Asked what type ally Bloomberg was for the Obama administration, under which Biden served as vice president, he said:"On several issues, like guns, he was a real ally. He was a real ally. But if you notice, he wouldn't even endorse Barack in 2008. He wouldn't endorse him. You know, he endorsed Bush. He endorsed, you know, the Republican before that. All of a sudden he's his best buddy. You know, I mean -- and he would not endorse him."Biden continued,"You take a look at the stop and frisk proposals. You take a look at his ideas on redlining he's talking about. You take a look at what he's done relative to the African American community."Bloomberg has repeatedly issued apologies related to the controversial police practice of temporarily detaining, questioning and searching residents who were overwhelmingly black or Latino, including most recently during campaign events in Richmond, Virginia.Bloomberg is spending his way to the top"I defended it for too long I think because I didn't understand the unintended pain it caused to young black and brown kids and their families. I should have acted sooner and faster to stop it and for that I have apologized," he said during the Virginia Democrats Blue Commonwealth Gala."I've spent a lot of time with black leaders and community members. I've listened to their stories, I've heard their pain, their confusion, their anger and I've learned from them and I think I've grown from them. I know I can't change history but what I can do is learn from my mistakes and use those lessons to do right by black and brown communities who have suffered."CNN has reached out to the Bloomberg campaign for comment.According to a Quinnipiac University poll released last week, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading the Democratic primary with 25%, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 17%. Bloomberg is at 15%, up considerably from 9% before the Iowa caucuses and 3% when he first entered the race in November.Sanders took his own swipe at Bloomberg on the campaign trail Saturday, saying"all his money" will not be enough to produce the voter turnout needed to defeat President Donald Trump."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 during a Clark County, Nevada, dinner."The simple truth is that 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."CNN's Caroline Kenny contributed to this report. Read more: CNN
Bloomy should retire enjoying his modest wealth and grandkids. NO---Amy said she would support him-- we heard her- Before you decide to vote for Mikey check out his long standing positions and comments. He's go some major issues especially with minorities. Keep trying your hardest to keep him from winning.
Latino's for Trump a growing number of us waking up to the lies of the Democratic party and it's propaganda news agency's like CNN MSNBC and other fake news We're taking the house back and keeping the Senate floor no doubt! And here comes the mud slinging I believe bernie has a message for both mini mikey bloomberger news and the Corrupt Negative Nonsense fake news
You're alone in the wild. A snarling wolf has chased you up a tree. It snaps at you, howling. A bear appears. The wolf runs away. The bear! The bear saved you! It's a hero bear! You look at the bear. The bear looks at you. The bear stats climbing the tree. bloomberg2020 Why won’t he debate? They should criticize Trump not each other!!
Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate, says Matt DrudgePresidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is considering Hilary Clinton as a vice presidential running mate after positive internal polling about the potential pairing, the Drudge Report said. How about Michelle Obama instead? That would great we have not forgot So he will end like Kennedy on day one
Looks like he needs to put some ad money into the People
Democratic Candidates Sharpen Criticisms of BloombergDemocratic rivals have begun to grapple with two hallmarks of Michael Bloomberg’s campaign: a policy record that has sometimes diverged from that of other Democrats on race and economics, and his enormous wave of spending Third Party run here we come. This is a perfect example of someone trying to buy his political position. I thought Democrats didn’t like that?!? Lol
Bloomberg Campaign Ad Touts Relationship With Obama, Despite Complicated HistoryThe former New York City mayor’s presidential campaign is airing an ad with a voice-over from a speech former President Obama gave introducing him as a leader who can “bring people together to seek pragmatic solutions.” Is no mainstream media going to say Sanders is the front runner or am I missing headlines? OMG, republicans critized Obama too! He's perfect guys. I voted Obama twice. I didn’t always agree with him.
Mike Bloomberg's net worth vs everyone else running for president - Business InsiderThis chart shows the mind-blowing way Mike Bloomberg's $62 billion fortune dwarfs the net worth of everyone else running for president Scary. This is horrifying. I speak from experience as a businessman. in business, the guy with more money wins. every. time.
Al Sharpton: 2020 Democrats 'all need to come clean'On Bloomberg's apology about stop-and-frisk, Rev. Al Sharpton says that the only thing that gives Bloomberg 'a semblance of credibility' is that every other candidate has their 'baggage' as well. TheRevAl chucktodd Here's who Chuck Todd is promoting: MSNBC FakeNews TheRevAl chucktodd Reverend Al stoked the fire that caused the protests that killed someone in Crown Heights. He is NOT the person to speak on race relations. Jfc. TheRevAl chucktodd Better get behind the one candidate that isn't a racist
Sanders says presidential rival Bloomberg will not excite votersLAS VEGAS - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Saturd... Yeah nothing say excitement like a second heart attack. Bloomberg is that selfish 1% super richest! definitely NOT him ! Bloomberg excites me like a fox excites a rabbit