Former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg continues to cause a stir in the Democratic primary. After recent controversy about “stop and frisk” policy, an uncovered 2011 video shows the former mayor trashing minority voters’ ability in the workplace.
Bloomberg says many 'black and Latino males' don't 'know how to find jobs,’ & ‘don’t know how to behave in the workplace,' in newly uncovered 2011 video— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 17, 2020
“Black and Latino males, let’s say 16 to 25, who don’t have jobs, don’t have any prospects, don’t know how to find jobs…don’t know how to behave in the workplace,” Bloomberg said.
This video surfaced after former Mayor Bloomberg’s condescending comments about American farmers:
Billionaire Bloomberg claims he "could teach anybody to be a farmer," even implying that farmers don't have the same level of "skillset" or "grey matter" as folks in tech jobs.— Anna Kelly (@AnnaKellyWI) February 17, 2020
So demeaning, elitist, and out-of-touch it's appalling. pic.twitter.com/Auplmdq56m
Not even close, Bloomberg.— Senator Kelly Loeffler (@SenatorLoeffler) February 17, 2020
I grew up on a farm and your point of view couldn’t be further from the truth. Ignorant, out of touch perspectives, like yours, are why I fight for Georgia farmers every day. https://t.co/2rirkwJIBG
Former Mayor Bloomberg is emerging as a top-contender in the Democratic primary, much in part to his massive spending. Bloomberg will be present on Wednesday's debate stage in Nevada with the remaining candidates, and will be the first real test of the former mayor's ability to compete in this primary.