Late last month, Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro dismantled the theory that President Donald Trump and billionaire Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg are two brothers from different mothers.
A theory that’s grown popular among more non-establishment Democrats who desperately want Bloomberg out of the race, it rests on the basis that, since both he and Trump are New York billionaires with “popularity” and “success,” they’re practically clones.
But as argued by Pirro during the Feb. 22 edition of FNC’s “Justice with Jeanine,” their few similarities are superseded by the vast abundance of stark differences that separate the two distinctly unique men.
Listen to part one of her explanation below (disable your adblocker if the video doesn’t appear):
(Source: Fox News)
“If you ever thought President Donald J. Trump’s popularity, success or occupancy in the White House was attributable to his billions, take a look at the presidential wannabe Michael Bloomberg and think again,” she began.
“Now on the surface, Trump and Bloomberg might appear similar. Both New York City strong-willed billionaires each running to be president in 2020. But the similarities end there. The obituaries written after Bloomberg’s disastrous, horrifying, embarrassing performance at the Nevada Democrat debate tell the story.”
Indeed. Following the Feb. 19th debate in Las Vegas, Bloomberg’s polling numbers began to tank.
“A series of sustained attacks on former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg during Wednesday’s presidential debate in Las Vegas has dented his standing with Democratic primary voters, blunting the billionaire’s momentum and dropping him below former Vice President Joe Biden in nationwide polling,” Morning Consult reported at the time.
Meanwhile, the president’s approval rating continues to climb.
“And after watching the debate, I’m not sure even he knows who he is,” Pirro continued. “Once a Democrat, then a Republican, then an Independent and now a Democrat in order to run for president. The man is so wishy-washy and spineless that he doesn’t just flip flop — he flip flops and then backflips without any logical, rational explanation other than political expediency.”
Whereas the president tends to be firm as concrete in his ideological beliefs and fierce as a lion in his battles against anyone who dares to attack him.
Case in point:
A so-called reporter named @JohnJHarwood, who bombed so badly in the 2016 Presidential Debates that I thought he was going to be immediately fired (a Mini Mike type performance), is now with Fake News @CNN. A total loser!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 29, 2020
Pirro continued her monologue by highlighting the scandals and controversies that have haunted Bloomberg’s time in the limelight, including numerous work discrimination and sexual harassment cases, his stop-and-frisk policies and his disrespect toward farmers.
“There are at least 40 separate work discrimination and sexual harassment cases that he has settled at his company, all of them sealed by a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) preventing the women from speaking. … Bloomberg has for years battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments as he ran a company where the culture of sexual harassment and degradation of women appeared to be pervasive,” she said.
While it’s true the president has his own relatively small own history of NDAs, he also boasts an army of current and former female employees who’ve defended him.
— Cigman Freud ❌ #WeAreTheNewsNow (@Cigarvolante) August 13, 2018
“Then there is stop-and-frisk,” Pirro said, pivoting her attention to Bloomberg’s successful crime prevention policies. “Bloomberg has apologized for using stop-and-frisk at the time he was mayor, managing to alienate just about all of law enforcement and those who believe that, if handled correctly, stop-and-frisk was an effective crime-fighting tool.”
Instead of alienating law enforcement, the president has on the other hand strongly stood by law enforcement while at the same time promoting criminal justice reform efforts for those who deserve it. Meanwhile, he’s had the courage to defend stop-and-frisk.
The FNC host then addressed Bloomberg’s faux pas, including his disparaging remarks about farmers — remarks that the president would never in a million years make — and disparaging remarks about transgender women — remarks that his fellow Democrats would likewise never in a million years make.
“Need I remind you, Mr. Mayor, you’re running as a Democrat in the most liberal-progressive, leftist bunch of presidential candidates in American history, and you cannot exhibit or articulate blatant transphobia,” Pirro noted.
“So far you managed to tee off the women, the African Americans, farmers, factory workers, law enforcement, the LGBTQ community. Now, is there anyone left? Oh, yes. If you’re 95 and you need medical care, we probably shouldn’t have to give it to you since, according to Bloomberg, it’s not really cost-effective.”
The point she was driving at is that Bloomberg has a habit of alienating people, whereas the president has the opposite habit. He enjoys bringing more diverse people into the MAGA fold, not pushing them away like an intolerant boob (or boobberg?)
Listen to the rest of her monologue below:
Pirro concluded her lengthy monologue by dropping the key difference between Bloomberg and Trump — the fact, as argued by her, that he’s a loser while the president is a winner.
“I understand you’re plotting a strategy for a brokered convention,” she said. “Smart, seeing how as you haven’t won a single delegate, you can’t answer a single question, you’ve got huge negatives, you’re an elitist, you were the biggest loser at the highest-watched debate in Democrat history.”
“And might I add, you spent over $400 million to get Americans to know you, and you came out on stage and blew it almost as soon as you showed up.”
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