Mike Bloomberg, 78, former mayor of New York ripped up President Donald Trump in one of his introductory speech on a Democratic presidential primary debate by mentioning that he is the most deserving and suitable applicant to beat “an arrogant con man” and the “worst president ever.”
The Democratic discourse opened on Wednesday in Las Vegas through five more Democratic presidential candidates who assembled swiftly on to Bloomberg, following which Elizabeth Warren who is the Senator of the United States, characterized him as an anti-feminist encouraging racist schemes.
Bloomberg said, ”I think we have two questions to face tonight. One is, who can beat Donald Trump? And number two, who can do the job if they get into White House? And I would argue that I am the candidate that can do exactly both of those things.”
The discussion on Wednesday night saw Bloomberg, a famous philanthropist, also owning a news outlet on a global scale of the similar title, taking the centre stage on the debate. Till now, millions of dollars have been exhausted by him on the competition.
In his introductory speech, he mentioned, ”I’m the manager. I knew what to do after 9/11 and brought the city back stronger than ever. And I’m a philanthropist who didn’t inherit his money but made his money. And I’m spending that money to get rid of Donald Trump, the worst president we have ever had. And if I can get that done, it will be a great contribution to America and to my kids.”
He even assured that beating Trump was impossible for Senator Bernie Sanders and suggesting he did not have any possibility to win.
He further said, ”You don’t start out by saying I’ve got 160 million people I’m going to take away the insurance plan that they love. That’s just not a way that you go and start building the coalition that the Sanders camp thinks that they can do. I don’t think there’s any chance whatsoever. And if he goes and is the candidate, we have Donald Trump for another four years. And we can’t stand that.”
In reply to a question, Sanders said that it was majorly important to have sizeable voter count in the United States history to beat Trump.
“Mr. Bloomberg had policies in New York City of stop and frisk which went after African-American and Latino people in an outrageous way. That is not the way you are going to grow voter turnout.” Sanders said.
Senator Warren of Massachusetts assumed that it will be a major risk for the Democracy to replace “one arrogant billionaire for another.”
Warren said, ”I’d like to talk about who we’re running against, a billionaire who calls women ‘fat broads’ and ‘horse-faced lesbians’. And, no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg. Democrats are not going to win if we have a nominee who has a history of hiding his tax returns, of harassing women, and of supporting racist polls like redlining and stop and frisk.“
Senator Amy Klobuchar commented on Bloomberg’s entry on the debate platform by saying that he should not hide himself through his advertisements on TV.
Klobuchar said, “And so I was all ready for this big day. And then I looked at the memo from his campaign staff this morning, and it said that he actually thought that three of us should get out of the way. That is what his campaign said because we should pave the way for him to become the nominee.”
Dark Horse Pete Buttigeig said, “Both Sanders and Bloomberg were the two most polarising figures on the stage. Most Americans don’t see where they fit if they’ve got to choose between a socialist who thinks that capitalism is the root of all evil and a billionaire who thinks that money ought to be the root of all power.”
He also said that we can do better and shouldn’t have to decide between one candidate who wants to burn this party down and another one who wants to buy the party out.
According to Forbes, Bloomberg who has a rate of more than USD 64 billion overshadows Trump having a net worth USD 3.1 billion.
However, Bloomberg has been criticized for spending millions into the operation facing accusations on the platform of discussion and also on the presidential competition.
He has become a target among his other democratic contenders as a result of his previously made remarks on women as well as assisting policies like red lining and stop and frisk.