This cannot be the government that America deserves in 2020, but there will be a repeat of 2016 if only because Trumpists lack the intelligence even if they had the GOP votes. #VoteBlueNoMatterWho
Truly disgusting Trump fired Andrew McCabe after 21 years of service days before he was eligible for retirement and planned to step down. Administration is a disgust to the people and our nation. Our government is not your reality TV show. You should be ashamed if you support him
— Ã¢ÂÂ»Ã¯Â¸ÂÃ°ÂÂÂºÃ°ÂÂÂ¸ Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) February 15, 2020
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) February 15, 2020
And an absurd piece of disinformation that strikes multiple audiences got floated by Rupert Murdoch and Matt Drudge.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 15, 2020
But minutes after Drudge broke the news, Bloomberg himself posted a coy message about working with female colleagues.
“I would not be where I am today without the talented women around me,” he tweeted. “I’ve depended on their leadership, their advice and their contributions.”
A Bloomberg campaign insider told The Post that the two have long been simpatico – going back to the days when she represented New York in the U.S. Senate and he was Gotham’s mayor.
“I am sure that they polled it, just because you would be dumb not to wonder,” the insider said. “You want to see what a match-up might look like.”
But the pairing is a “net negative” for Bloomberg, a Democratic strategist said.
Drudge Report is NOT Ã¢ÂÂreporting.Ã¢ÂÂ ItÃ¢ÂÂs not news. Just watched @RichardLui play right into this misinformation scheme by GOP on the fake Bloomberg vp story. Why would you run a story like that wo questioning the motive & checking sourcing??
— Rachel “The Doc” Bitecofer Ã°ÂÂÂÃ°ÂÂÂÃ°ÂÂÂ (@RachelBitecofer) February 16, 2020
What I'm interested in is what sustains the idea Bloomberg is so strong or made of teflon (besides bare fact of what he has spent) in light of reading how supremely uncomfortable it gets when the New Yorker asks D.C. mayor to unpack why she endorsed him: https://t.co/V9oRrmwID9 https://t.co/y0xZ6kCtVR
— Taniel (@Taniel) February 16, 2020
Trump has met his rhetorical match in Bloomberg, who told the president Thursday heÃ¢ÂÂs a trust-fund baby who everyone in NYC laughs at behind his back https://t.co/514qc1GcaA
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) February 16, 2020
Gotta say, this is pretty effective. https://t.co/vM1VtV0SUR
— Teri Carter (@teri_atthepaper) February 15, 2020
democrats didnt win the midterms by running ads saying trump was rude and vile. they ran ads saying they'd keep his corruption in check, stop him from destroying health care and protecting vulnerable people. https://t.co/4RMtTnCdWI
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 16, 2020
Warren 34% (+5)
Buttigieg 35% (+8)
Bloomberg 39% (+14)
Biden 43% (+14)
Sanders 46% (+18)
Trump 28% https://t.co/b6rOPL0lBI
— Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) February 11, 2020
Endorsing Redlining, endorsing racially motivated stop and frisk, opposing the minimum wage increase, presiding over the Muslim surveillance program are all policies indistinguishable from Trumpism. And I really need an explanation.
— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) February 16, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 16, 2020