After Being Filleted By Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg’s Balloon Is Leaking Air
Elizabeth Warren was quick to attack Mike Bloomberg at Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Nevada and made it clear that Bloomberg is the one candidate she absolutely does not want to be the Democratic nominee, according to Vox.
“I’d like to talk about who we’re running against, a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse faced lesbians,” Warren said. “I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”
“Look, I’ll support whoever the Democratic nominee is, but understand this. Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another,” she said, noting his history on stop-and-frisk policing as New York City’s mayor as well as his refusal to release from nondisclosure agreements women who have accused him or his company of harassment and discrimination.
The Democrat from Massachusetts made it clear that she isn’t just a critic of the “billionaire class,” but rather a critic of a specific type of billionaire: those who used the advantages of a complex system to get ahead while everyone else lags behind.
Bloomberg made his more than $50 billion fortune with the Bloomberg terminal, a financial computer system that gives the Wall Street crowd an edge in playing the markets. It costs upward of $20,000 annually.
Warren, on the other hand, built the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a government agency which seeks to eliminate complexities in the financial system that make it close to impossible for American consumers to navigate many aspects of their economic lives.
Bloomberg has emerged as a sort of proxy for Trump as a billionaire New York businessman with a mixed record on race and gender. Yet, Bloomberg has been more successful in business and philanthropy, and was the mayor of the country’s most populated city for 12 years. Warren’s ability to challenge Bloomberg serves as a warning to Trump.