●● Bloomberg is a fraud. ●●

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●● Bloomberg doesn't relate to the majority of Americans ●● [1]

● "There's a way to slowly decrease the benefits or slowly raise the eligibility age for medicare and social security, there's ways to have more co-pay on medicaid which will two things. 1) the users will pay a little more but 2) they'll think twice before they use services" - Michael Bloomberg, Mar 29 2012 [2]

● "It is about as dumb a policy as I can think of" [raising taxes on those earning more than $500,000 to fund pre-K programs] - Michael Bloomberg, Oct 8 2012 [3]

● "I, for example, am not in favor, have never been in favor of raising the minimum wage" - Michael Bloomberg, Jul 29 2015 [4]

● 'I could teach anybody — even people in this room, no offense intended — to be a farmer. It’s a... you dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn." - Michael Bloomberg, Nov 17 2016 [5]

● "If you show up, with prostate cancer. You're... 95 years old, we should say have a nice life, there's no cure, we can't do anything." - Michael Bloomberg [6]

● "[If I had the ability] to design the system... you would say we're going to cut the number of teachers in half, you would double the compensation of them, and you would weed out all of the bad ones, just have good teachers. Double the class size with a better teacher is a good deal for the students" - Michael Bloomberg [7]

Jan 1 2007 - Dec 31 2013. Bloomberg compared teacher and civil liberties unions to NRA extremists [8]

Nov 17 2008. Bloomberg blamed the poor for causing the 2008 economic collapse [9]

Mar 20 2012. Mayor Bloomberg banned food donations to homeless shelters [10]

May 31 2012. Mayor Bloomberg vetoed, then refused to enforce, a living wage bill passed by the New York City Council [11]

Jan 1 2020 - Ongoing. Bloomberg owns more wealth than 125 million Americans, combined [12]

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●● Bloomberg is not running an honorable campaign ●● [13]

● "[I couldn't run for President] unless I was willing to change all my views" - Michael Bloomberg [14]

● "There was a guy, Bernie Sanders, who would have beaten Donald Trump. The polls show he would have walked away with it." - Michael Bloomberg [15]

Nov 21 2019 - Jan 31 2020. Bloomberg has spent at least $450 million on ads since launching his campaign [16]

Jan 31 2020. The DNC removed a debate rule that allowed Bloomberg to participate in the ninth debate, after missing the first eight [17]

Feb 1 2020 - Ongoing. Bloomberg is paying hundreds of influencers to post endorsements and send friends positive messages about him [18] [19]

Feb 19 2020. Bloomberg doctored a segment of the 2020 Democratic debate to make himself look good [20]

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●● Bloomberg is racist ●● [21]

● "There’s this enormous cohort of black and Latino males aged, let’s say, 16 to 25 that don’t have jobs, don’t have any prospects, don’t know how to find jobs, don’t know that the — what their skill sets are, don’t know how to behave in the workplace, where they have to work collaboratively and collectively" - Michael Bloomberg, Aug 4 2011 [22]

● "95% of your murders and murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take the description and Xerox it and pass it out to all the cops. They are male minorities 15 to 25." - Michael Bloomberg, Feb 5 2015 [23]

● "[You don't need a nanny], all you need is some black who doesn’t have to speak English to rescue it [your baby] from a burning building." - Michael Bloomberg [24]

● "I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little" - Michael Bloomberg [25]

● "I would argue that today we are more segregated in America certainly than we were in terms of race than we were a dozen years ago. And yet, we're just finishing up eight years with our first black President. Why are we more separated than we were before. That is the question ... ask the President [Obama] that's his job." - Michael Bloomberg [26]

● "The way you get guns out of minorities’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them" - Michael Bloomberg [8]

Jan 1 2002 - Dec 31 2013. Bloomberg implemented stop and frisk as NYC mayor [27]

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●● Bloomberg is sexist ●● [28]

● "All of you girls line up to give him [oral sex] as a wedding present." - Michael Bloomberg, Jan 1 1989 [24]

● "What the hell did you do a thing like that [get pregnant] for?" - Michael Bloomberg [24]

● "Kill it [your baby]! Great! Number 16 [women who are pregnant or new mothers at the company]!" - Michael Bloomberg [24]

● "And Mike [Bloomberg] came out and I remember he said, ‘Are you going to kill it [abort the pregnancy]?’ And that stopped everything. And I couldn’t believe it." - David Zielenziger [24]

● "I’d like to do that piece of meat." - Michael Bloomberg [24]

● "If women wanted to be appreciated for their brains, they’d go to the library instead of to Bloomingdale’s" - Michael Bloomberg [29]

● "I know for a fact that any self-respecting woman who walks past a construction site and doesn’t get a whistle will turn around and walk past again and again until she does get one." - Michael Bloomberg [29]

● "What a bunch of misfits [the British royal family] — a gay, an architect, that horsey faced lesbian, and a kid who gave up Koo Stark for some fat broad." - Michael Bloomberg [29]

● "What, is the guy dumb and blind? What the hell is he marrying you for?" - Michael Bloomberg [29]

● "If your conversation during a presidential election is about some guy wearing a dress and whether he, she, or it can go to the locker room with their daughter, that’s not a winning formula for most people" - Michael Bloomberg [29]

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●● Bloomberg is out of touch with younger generations ●● [30]

● "[Y]oung people listened to [Bernie Sanders] and they said, ‘Yeah, Democratic: That’s good. Socialism: Yeah, that’s that social media stuff" - Michael Bloomberg, Dec 8 2016 [31]

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●● Bloomberg is Democratic in name but Republican in spirit ●● [32]

Jan 1 2001 - Dec 31 2007. Bloomberg was a registered Republican [33]

Jan 1 - Nov 10 2004. Bloomberg supported George W. Bush's 2004 reelection campaign [34]

Aug 30 2004. Bloomberg spoke at the Republican National Convention [35]

Nov 2 2010. Bloomberg's contributions to Republican NY senators helped the them keep control of the senate [34]

Jan 1 2012 - Dec 31 2016. Bloomberg spent $10.1 million helping to elect Republican federal candidates, $5.9 million of which helped U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R) of PA win against Katie McGinty (D) [36]

Jul 1 - Nov 6 2012. Bloomberg endorsed and fundraised for Scott Brown (R) against Elizabeth Warren (D) [37]

Jan 1 - Dec 31 2014. Bloomberg donated to U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R) for re-election, who was instrumental in confirming Brett Kavanaugh and acquiting Trump in his impeachment trial [36]

Jan 1 2014 - Dec 31 2018. Bloomberg helped unseat at least three Democratic U.S. Senators through targeted advertising [36]

May 23 2014. Bloomberg contributed $250,000 to help re-elect Lindsey Graham (R) [36]

Jun 5 2014. Bloomberg held a re-election fundraiser for governor Rick Snyder (R) of Michigan [36]

Jun 28 2018. Bloomberg held a fund-raiser for NY Rep Pete King (R) [36]

Oct 10 2018. Bloomberg registered for the Democratic Party so he could run for President [33]

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●● Bloomberg's chumminess with Trump could lead to little or no accountability for Trump Administration corruption if he won ●● [38]

● "I'm a friend of Donald Trump. He's a New York icon." - Michael Bloomberg, Apr 24 2011 [39]

● "Wilber Ross is also a competent guy" - Michael Bloomberg [40]

● "Yes, Donald, I do love you" - Michael Bloomberg [41]

● "If there is anybody who has changed this city, it is Donald Trump" - Michael Bloomberg [42]

Sep 1 2000 - Ongoing. Bloomberg purchased a condo in a property managed by the Trump Organization [43]

Jan 1 2007 - Dec 31 2013. Bloomberg and Trump were golf pals [44]

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