Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren defied Bloomberg News’ blackout on negative coverage of its owner Mike Bloomberg by criticizing the billionaire during an interview on the media platform he founded.
Warren told Bloomberg News that she’s concerned that Bloomberg is trying to buy the 2020 presidential election.
Mike Bloomberg — whose net worth tops $54 billion — angered socialists like Warren and Bernie Sanders for spending over $30 million on political ads two weeks ago.
“What’s broken in America is, we’ve got a country that is working great for those at the top, an economy that’s working great for those at the top, and a democracy that is working great for those at the top,” Warren said. “It’s just not working much for anyone else.”
Warren continued: “That’s why I’m so concerned about Michael Bloomberg jumping into this race. Dropping $37 million in one week on ad buys? I don’t believe that elections ought to be for sale. And I don’t think as a Democratic Party that we should say that the only way you’re gonna get elected, the only way you’re gonna be our nominee, is either if you are a billionaire, or if you’re sucking up to billionaires. If that’s the case, buckle your seat belts because that means the government is just gonna work better and better for billionaires.”‘
I just spoke on @BloombergTV about why billionaires like @MikeBloomberg, who owns their news network, shouldn't be able to buy their way into the White House, and how I've got plans to make our government work for everyone—not just the wealthy and well-connected. pic.twitter.com/rTIg8EIS5U
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) December 5, 2019
Bloomberg News ignited volcanic backlash last week after its editor-in-chief ordered his staff not to investigate their boss or any Democratic presidential candidate.
Naturally, Bloomberg News said it will continue to vigorously investigate President Trump.
Mike Bloomberg holds an 89% ownership stake in Bloomberg LP.
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale responded by yanking Bloomberg News’ press credentials.
In a statement, Parscale said: “The decision by Bloomberg News to formalize preferential reporting policies is troubling and wrong. Bloomberg News has declared that they won’t investigate their boss or his Democrat competitors, many of whom are current holders of high office, but will continue critical reporting on President Trump.”
He continued: “Since they have declared their bias openly, the Trump campaign will no longer credential representatives of Bloomberg News for rallies or other campaign events.”
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign is stumbling. Democratic voter support has plunged five points in a new poll compiled by The Hill and HarrisX.
The poll shows frontrunner Joe Biden comfortably in the lead despite his unending chain of epic gaffes. Biden’s most recent screw-up was falsely claiming that he had “spent a lot of time” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. In reality, Biden never met Kim.
The new poll was taken before Kamala Harris dropped out of the Democratic primary race. However, the polls showed Mike Bloomberg overtaking Harris right before she quit.
Like other Democrats, Elizabeth Warren supports her party’s sham impeachment efforts. However, many Americans are not convinced. Accordingly, Warren was recently trolled at a Nevada airport.
Trump supporters shouted “Impeach this!” and “Go home!” while others mocked Warren as “Pocahontas” — a reference to her fake Native-American heritage.
Senator Warren ignored the protesters as they held up “Trump-Pence” signs and yelled, “Don’t impeach!”
Another Trump fan yelled, “Socialism is a true form of insanity!”
— Nevada GOP (@NVGOP) October 2, 2019
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