This is kind of hilarious… coming from him or anyone at the DNC. Who is a bigger con man, Trump or Bloomberg?
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York who thought about making his own presidential run, urged Independents to vote for ‘sane’ Hillary Clinton.
Bloomberg, who has been a Republican, Democrat and Independent, called for electing Clinton ‘not for party loyalty but for love of country,’ as he hammered Donald Trump.
‘Trump says he wants to run the nation like he’s running his business? God help us,’ Bloomberg says, after pointing out the fellow moguls bankruptcies and tendency to file lawsuits.
‘I’m a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one,’ he said, in another one of the darts he threw at Trump.
Bloomberg knows both Clinton and Trump from his three terms serving as mayor of New York City.
After lacing into Trump, he hailed Clinton as a ’sane, competent person with international experience.’
‘I understand the appeal of a businessman president. But Trump’s business plan is a disaster in the making,’ Bloomberg said.
‘He would make it harder for small businesses to compete, do great damage to our economy, threaten the retirement savings of millions of Americans, lead to greater debt and more unemployment, erode our influence in the world, and make our communities less safe,’ Bloomberg continued.
‘The bottom line is: Trump is a risky, reckless, and radical choice. And we can’t afford to make that choice.’
Bloomberg qualified some of his praise for the Democrat.
He stated differences with both parties and said he hadn’t always agreed with Clinton.
‘Too many Republicans wrongly blame immigrants for our problems, and they stand in the way of action on climate change and gun violence,’ he said.
‘Meanwhile, many Democrats wrongly blame the private sector for our problems, and they stand in the way of action on education reform and deficit reduction,’ he said, earning some boos from the crowd of Democrats. Bloomberg is a leading proponent of performance based education policies.
‘There are times when I disagree with Hillary. But whatever our disagreements may be, I’ve come here to say: We must put them aside for the good of our country. And we must unite around the candidate who can defeat a dangerous demagogue.’
Although he was unflinching in his support for Clinton, he made clear that his support had something to do with Trump being her opponent.
He said she was the right choice for ‘this election’ and for ‘this November.’