Elizabeth Warren says repeatedly that she doesn’t care for the one percent.
By: Zak Haverstraw
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is part of that one percent, and he doesn’t care for Warren’s mouthing off.
“If my company wouldn’t be successful, we wouldn’t be here today,” Bloomberg told Warren backstage at an Everytown for Gun Safety event in Des Moines this past weekend. “So enough with this stuff.”
“Billionaire Bloomberg founded Everytown and largely pays its bills. He used that role Saturday to take the stage alongside almost every Democratic presidential hopeful to give a speech targeting President Trump,” reported the New York Post. “Bloomberg recalled how the president said after the February 2018 Parkland High School shooting in Florida that he supported stronger background checks. “And then the NRA told him to drop it, so he did — immediately,” Bloomberg said.”
Bloomberg has been hectoring the president for allegedly caving in to the National Rifle Association. “He didn’t have the guts to oppose the NRA then and now, he faces the same choice,” Bloomberg told an audience. “So now the president can either find the backbone to stand up to the NRA or once again he can bow down to the NRA and kiss Wayne’s ring — or maybe kiss something else.”
The billionaire and one-time presidential aspirant added, “There’s been a lot of discussion about whether President Trump bears some responsibility for what happened in El Paso. Of course he does. Words matter. Words have consequences…. It’s not just criminals and psychopaths who are gunning down people. Dealing with them is hard enough. But now, more than ever: It’s white supremacists trying to mass murder African-Americans. It’s xenophobes trying to mass murder Latinos. It’s Islamophobes trying to mass murder Muslims. It’s homophobes trying to mass murder the LGBTQ community. It’s anti-Semites trying to mass murder Jews. And it’s other hate-filled people who see automatic weapons as a way to advance their poisonous ideology.”
Interestingly, Bloomberg’s name came up days ago when former Trump advisor Steve Bannon was being interviewed by Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business. “I said this last week, Maria, I don’t see anybody on that stage right now that can take President Trump one on one. I pride myself, he’s called me his star pupil, his top pupil, I’ve been studying this thoroughly and I don’t care what the polls say on Biden. Joe Biden is not going to be able to stand up to Donald Trump…. I think you got to watch guys like Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg, Michelle Obama, a whole raft of potential that they should look at very closely. Because the Democrats’ number one focus is to defeat Donald Trump, so I’m not so sure there’s a candidate up there right now, certainly, nobody on that stage takes on Trump one on one.”