A video of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg licking his fingers has sent collective shudders down the backs of horrified social media users.
The billionaire and former New York City mayor was captured in a video helping himself to the community pizza box but, as actor James Woods tweeted, his “(unintentional) demo” with “saliva-soaked” fingers provided a stark lesson on how not behave socially in the middle of a virus outbreak.
Thanks, #MichaelBloomberg. Here’s a handy little (unintentional) demo on the way to spread #coronavirus by the most clueless person in America: touch community food as much as you can with your saliva-soaked fingers. #MiniMikeBloomberg #DroolingBloomberg pic.twitter.com/92DlpcXKlR
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 3, 2020
After appearing to put his fingers in, or at least very near his mouth, Bloomberg breaks off a bit more to eat at the un-identified event, and happily chomps away, appearing to enjoy the snack before licking each finger clean.
Every finger. pic.twitter.com/VTT2EbCO9D
— The Doomslayer (@__SwordofGod__) March 3, 2020
Sharp-eyed viewers noted how the 78-year-old immediately touched the cap of the coffee container.
Mini Mike is an absolute SLOB.
Watch him AWKWARDLY rip a slice of pizza, place it back into the community pizza box, lick his fingers, then put his hands on the box of coffee! pic.twitter.com/zIQP9T6qah
— AG William Barr (@AGWilliamBarr) March 3, 2020
A collective gasp could be heard on Twitter.
Omg ? ??♀️
— Lindsay Aspen (@aspen_lindsay) March 3, 2020
He licked every finger! That is just disgusting!
— Andrew Payne (@andrewpayne51) March 3, 2020
And he has the nerve to talk smack about President Trump! What a loser! I hope Trump uses this video! “This is how mini-mike contaminates everyone else with his reptilian saliva!”
And what awful manners too! I guess there’s no one to tell him how f’d up he is. Trump is coming.
— Ol’962A – Credulous Boomer Rube (@Ol962a) March 3, 2020
Ironically, Bloomberg didn’t take his own advice on how to “stay safe” in the wake of the coronavirus threat.
With coronavirus spreading, there are a few things we can all do to stay safe:
-Wash your hands frequently
-If you have a cough, stay home & rest
-Avoid touching eyes, nose & mouth
-Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing
For more information, visit https://t.co/dUvqPH9vTi.
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) March 2, 2020
He should have watched his national address on the spread of the Coronavirus.
— Polly Karr (@karr_pe) March 3, 2020
Many pointed to “privilege” as the cause behind Bloomberg’s bad manners.
He is so arrogant that he is oblivious to anyone but himself!
— Mojo (@mojojones) March 3, 2020
Proof money doesn’t buy you class or brains, just politicians
— Grace C (@Sierra8260) March 3, 2020
— Lee⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@leemack2) March 3, 2020
Another moment making the social media rounds was Bloomberg momentarily blowing his nose before meeting supporters in Miami, Florida on Tuesday.
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) March 3, 2020
The 2020 hopeful was insistent that he was not “siphoning votes and delegates away” from rival Joe Biden and helping Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“I’m not helping Bernie Sanders. I’m trying to help myself,” he said.
In a press conference later, he reportedly suggested it was Biden who would be taking votes away from him, while admitting he didn’t know if he would actually win any states in the Super Tuesday voting.
“Joe’s taking votes away from me,” Bloomberg says later in a press conference when asked about him sapping votes from Biden.
“I’m in it to win it”
What states will you win
“I don’t know if I’m going to win any”
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) March 3, 2020
His handkerchief hygiene triggered more Twitter users.
it would be a SHAME if the corona virus took another victim
— 30 to 50 feral Kardashians (@Skunky_Dro) March 3, 2020
That handkerchief probably cost more than my car.
— David Quiñones (@David_Quinones) March 3, 2020
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