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There he goes again …
After wasting nearly $1 billion on his failed Democrat primary run, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is now looking to potentially waste another $100 million backing Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden.
And to top it off, he plans to spend all that money in just one state …
When President Donald Trump heard about Bloomberg’s plans, he couldn’t resist throwing a couple easy jabs at “Mini Mike.”
I thought Mini Mike was through with Democrat politics after spending almost 2 Billion Dollars, and then giving the worst and most inept Debate Performance in the history of Presidential Politics. Pocahontas ended his political career on first question, OVER! Save NYC instead. https://t.co/WgbVvEUt2N
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020
In the highly competitive world of high tech, how come nobody has ever challenged Mini Mike Bloomberg and his very average, & supposedly outdated, “stuff” that he sells to so many? Did he use his position as Mayor of New York to create what is now a monopoly? Just askin’?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020
“Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg plans to spend at least $100 million in Florida to help elect Democrat Joe Biden, a massive late-stage infusion of cash that could reshape the presidential contest in a costly toss-up state central to President Trump’s reelection hopes,” The Washington Post has confirmed.
“Bloomberg made the decision to focus his final election spending on Florida last week, after news reports that Trump had considered spending as much as $100 million of his own money in the final weeks of the campaign, Bloomberg’s advisers said. Presented with several options on how to make good on an earlier promise to help elect Biden, Bloomberg decided that a narrow focus on Florida was the best use of his money.”
In a statement to the Post, Bloomberg adviser Kevin Sheekey said, “Voting starts on Sept. 24 in Florida so the need to inject real capital in that state quickly is an urgent need. Mike believes that by investing in Florida it will allow campaign resources and other Democratic resources to be used in other states, in particular the state of Pennsylvania.”
This announcement comes only three days after the Cook Political Report adjusted its Florida rating from “Lean Democrat” to “Toss Up.”
🚨New Electoral College rating changes:
Florida – Lean D to Toss Up
Nevada – Likely D to Lean D
— CookPoliticalReport (@CookPolitical) September 10, 2020
The announcement also comes amid a flurry of polls showing that the president is leading Biden among Hispanics.
An NBC News/Marist poll published Tuesday reportedly found Trump leading 50-46, while a survey by Bendixen & Amandi International and The Miami Herald published that same day found him leading 47-46.
More notable still is that these numbers are a complete reversal of what was seen in exit polls during the 2016 presidential election.
Those polls showed that 62 percent of Hispanics voted for then-Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, while only 35 percent voted for Trump.
Even with this huge disadvantage, Trump still won Florida, in part because of so much overwhelming support from Florida’s white voters. According to the NBC News/Marist poll, this time around his support among whites has dropped to 56-41.
As for Bloomberg, his announcement provoked a couple of different reactions.
First up was straight-up mockery from Trump supporters:
This is great news! He spent 1 billion in 2 months and lost in the primaries. His money is jinxed
— MAGS (@TAftermath2020) September 13, 2020
Good. Florida still selects Trump and Bloomberg loses money out of it. Win / Win
— ThatTeaPartyGuy (@ThatTeaPartyGuy) September 13, 2020
Bloomberg has a really bad record of blowing money with zero results
— Warlord Woke (@TheDayTrade) September 13, 2020
It’s called burning money
— DethronedEmperor (@dethroned69) September 13, 2020
Nobody flushes money like Medford Mike!
— chris ebert (@ChrisEbert7297) September 13, 2020
— GoAskaMomma (@GoAskaMomma) September 13, 2020
A “bad record” indeed.
“Michael R. Bloomberg spent more than $900 million on his failed bid for the White House by the end of February, a spectacular sum and the most ever for a self-funded politician in American history. But it was not enough to help the billionaire candidate win a single state before he dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in early March,” The New York Times reported last spring.
But Bloomberg’s announcement also spurred exasperation. Some critics were annoyed by the hypocrisy of Democrats complaining about big money in politics but then turning around and accepting big money themselves. Others argued that the $100 billion could have been better spent elsewhere.
An example of how the rich and wealthy truly control politics. Smh.
— Drip Skylark, J.D. (@GeneralWarPHare) September 13, 2020
Do you remember when the Democrats used to shout there is too much money in politics?
— Carpet Bomber of Truth (@CarpetTruth) September 13, 2020
I still can’t reconcile how Dems can cry for campaign finance reform and contribution limits and then turn around and let one man spend as much as he pleases, both as a candidate and now as a citizen.
— Katelyn Costello (@kcostello1232) September 13, 2020
If a Republican did this, they would arrest him for campaign finance violations or accuse them of rigging the election.
— Big Paulie (@BIGpaulie913) September 13, 2020
But but but billionaires buying elections!!!
— Wawasense (@wawasense) September 13, 2020
Just keeping track, but we are cool with billionaires spending millions of dollars to influence elections?
We had a big problem with this five or six years ago, but we are willing to do this to beat Trump?
What other values are we going to throw out the door?
— Steven Matthews (Formerly Sockpuppet) (@ReturnToFocus) September 13, 2020
He just throws out $100 in a trash can. There are so many unemployment and families without resources for essential monthly expense.🤔
— Milagros Abigail (@abbiegarcia) September 13, 2020
100 million of political causes that are already fixed..meanwhile there is so much poverty in the world. pic.twitter.com/Yv8steS19y
— Kolta (@mysteriouxTruth) September 13, 2020
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