Michael Bloomberg is spending millions of his own money to buy his way into the 2020 Election. The former New York City mayor and Republican is now a Second Amendment-hating Democrat. He thinks all his money will rocket him to the top of the polls. But new audio from a speech just a few years ago might tank his campaign before it gets a single vote.
What can we say about Michael Bloomberg? I lived in New York during the years he was mayor. He posed himself as a Republican to score the endorsement of outgoing mayor Rudy Giuliani (the best mayor New York ever had). But pretty quickly, Bloomberg dropped the R at the end of his name and became and independent.
That’s so he could embrace liberal policies and not get any flak from voters.
Today, he’s running as a Democrat for the presidency. His biggest platform is to erode our Second Amendment rights. He’s already pumped millions into his gun control organization “Everytown for Gun Safety” (buying state politicians to push harsh laws). As president, he would do everything in his power to turn all of American into crime-ridden Chicago (which has the strictest gun control laws around).
Bloomberg’s had a hard time winning over some liberals. As mayor he instituted the “stop-and-frisk” policy which gave cops the power to frisk anyone on the street—without probable cause or a warrant. The current mayor overruled that policy and—what do ya know?—crime has gone up. Bloomberg is trying to distance himself from his past. But audio from a speech has surfaced that is truly ugly.
A newly-surfaced recording from a 2015 speech by Michael Bloomberg, in which the former three-term mayor of New York City gives a full-throated defense of the controversial policing procedure known as “stop and frisk”…
“Ninety-five percent of murders- murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take a description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops,” he said. “They are male, minorities, 16-25. That’s true in New York, that’s true in virtually every city (inaudible). And that’s where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed.”
“…Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is. And the way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them… And then they start… ‘Oh I don’t want to get caught.’ So they don’t bring the gun. They still have a gun, but they leave it at home.” [Source: Fox News]
Yikes. Not only is Bloomberg endorsing his stop-and-frisk policy, but he’s advocating the worst kind of profiling. He is literally saying cops should invade minority neighborhoods and harass young men, just because of their race.
That’s the kind of attitude Democrats accuse conservatives of having (which we don’t)—and this is coming from a liberal! Keep in mind, this speech was from 2015, after Bloomberg left the mayoral office and the Republican party. He considered himself an independent at the time, supporting leftist ideas.
Bloomberg went on an apology tour early in his campaign to try to “atone” for his past. He needs to convince liberals—especially minority voters—that he is not the same man he was in the early 2000s. That as president, he wouldn’t endorse stop-and-frisk.
How is he going to explain away this audio? This was only five years ago. He’s calling for cops to take kids and “throw them up against the wall” to frisk them. I don’t care who you are, that’s not right.
Perhaps Bloomberg’s candidacy isn’t as secure as the media suggests it is? I can’t see him winning the primaries after this, do you?
Regardless, Donald Trump is going to eat him alive.