Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg prepares to take questions after speaking at a Moms Demand Action gun safety rally at City Hall in Nashua, N.H. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
Mike Bloomberg may possibly be the worst campaigner in history, although he certainly has some competition from Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden for the title. But he’s coming up fast on the outside.
I never liked Bloomberg because of his “nanny policies” but I really didn’t realize how completely narcissistic he is, what a liar he is and how socially inept he is. Now, that’s all coming out with the media focus on him.
He went on a Fox town hall last night and just got embarrassed by a man who asked how he could be so adamant about pushing gun control when he walked around with an armed security detail. His answer basically boiled down to “I’m rich and I need it.” He also tried to sell why he wasn’t a hypocrite on climate change when he flew around a lot in private jets. He said because he needed the jets to help shut down coal plants. Besides he was so famous, airlines really don’t like famous people to fly because it makes security hard. Oh my.
Bloomberg was in South Florida campaigning on Tuesday when he delivered a cringeworthy example of pandering and got laughed at for his trouble.
Reporter: You've spent a lot of time in Texas?
El Bloombito: Tejas, we'd say here
Reporter: What'd you say?
Bloombito: That's Spanish for 'Texas'
Reporter: Okay pic.twitter.com/AikiK16k94
— Dan Nguyen (@dancow) March 3, 2020
“You’re in a Cuban neighborhood so ya’ gotta know how to ….”
Yikes, how excruciatingly awkward was that? Plus, I’m willing to bet the reporter he was trying to school on Spanish likely knows far more Spanish than him.
The other reporters response is also hilarious as she turns to her colleague and says, “Tejas,” laughing her head off as if she can’t believe he said that.
This is a great reminder of how good Fred Armisen’s impression is pic.twitter.com/wgGrX8iRRc
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) March 3, 2020
When Bloomberg orders Latin cuisine… pic.twitter.com/gUXgmlBzWA
— Ben Heisler (@bennyheis) March 3, 2020
I feel like Mike really gets me as a Texan after watching this pic.twitter.com/uw9R60vQ3H
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) March 3, 2020
So good job, Bloomberg, for spending millions to embarrass yourself and still lose very badly.