Committed billionaire gun-grabber Michael Bloomberg shared why he decided not to run for president in 2020, taking a pot shot at a couple of the Democratic candidates, announced and unannounced, along the way.
Speaking Thursday at the Bermuda Executive Forum in New York City, the former Big Apple mayor cited his ripe age and an inability for a more moderate candidate to win in today’s hard-left Democratic Party.
“To start a four-year job, or maybe an eight-year job, at age 79 may not be the smartest thing to do,” Bloomberg explained, according to Fox News. “But if I think if I thought I could win, I would have.”
“I just couldn’t see a path to where I could get the nomination,” he said. “It’s just not going to happen on a national level for somebody like me starting where I am unless I was willing to change all my views and go on what CNN called ‘an apology tour.’”
Bloomberg, who went full circle last year, re-registering as a Democrat after changing first to a Republican and then to an independent, criticized former Vice President Joe Biden, who’s widely expected to enter the Democratic primary in the coming days.
“Joe Biden went out and apologized for being male, over 50, white,” he said — one year Bloomberg’s junior, Biden is 76-years-old.
“He apologized for the one piece of legislation which is actually a pretty good anti-crime bill, which if the liberals ever read it, most of the things they like would be in that bill,” Bloomberg said.
“They should have loved that,” he added. “But they didn’t even bother to read it. You’re anti-crime, you must be anti-populist.”
But the billionaire didn’t reserve his criticism for just Biden, taking a bigger swipe at Robert Francis O’Rourke, aka Beto, the failed U.S. Senate candidate from Texas, who announced his presidential bid last week, bringing in a record $6.1 million in online donations his first 24 hours as a candidate.
“And so everybody else, Beto, whatever his name is, he’s apologized for being born,” Bloomberg said. “I mean, I don’t mean to be unkind. And a lot of people love him and say he’s a smart guy, and someday if he wins I’d certainly support him.”
O’Rourke recently apologized for saying on the first couples of days of his campaign that his wife has been raising their three children “sometimes with my help.”
He has also admitted to having enjoyed the myth known on the left as white privilege.
The candidate has also apologized for some bizarre teen writings, where he called on a “sacred” cow to not only provide him milk, but to “buff” and “scrub my balls,” and he fantasized in a short story about killing children by running them over in a car.
Beto’s bizarre poem unearthed, asks sacred cow to ‘wax my *ss’ and ‘scrub my ba**s’ https://t.co/CJrnP9wXhB
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 16, 2019
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