Mike Bloomberg’s campaign has confirmed the authenticity of the Bloomberg Leaked Audio recording, which captured a speech he gave at a closed-door Goldman Sachs event at Yankee Stadium in June 2016.
The Mike Bloomberg Leaked Audio ‘Drone’ clip was posted online by a self-styled disgruntled former Goldman executive several days ago and has since made the rounds.
Bloomberg’s opening remarks can only help to fuel concerns within the progressive wing of his own Democratic party that the billionaire is indeed in bed with big banks.
Asked why he did not run in 2016, Bloomberg responds:
“Well, to start, my first campaign platform would be to defend the banks, and you know how well that’s gonna sell in this country.”
Of course, it’s a Joke… Sorry, NOT Sorry
While his campaign brushed off the remark as a joke, custom-tailored to the audience of corporate executives.
Bloomberg seemed to be quite serious about his support for the banking industry at the time, arguing further that a strong banking system would boost job growth.
“But seriously…somebody’s gotta stand up and do what we need. A healthy banking system that’s going to take risks because that’s what creates the jobs for everybody.”
“And nobody’s willing to say that. The trouble is, these campaigns in this day and age, really are about slogans and not about issues anymore,” he went on, lamenting that voters cast ballots based on the candidate they “hate the least.”
In another takeout from the nearly 1-hour speech, Bloomberg quips that one of the benefits of being president is that a commander-in-chief may do away with inconvenient critics… by taking them out with killer drones.
“It would have been a great job. No, I mean, you think about it, you have Predators, and the Predators have missiles, and I have a list of everybody that’s annoyed me or screwed me for the last 74 years, and bang-bang-bang-bang.”
In newly released audio, Bloomberg talks about what a great job being President would be:
“I have a list of everybody who has annoyed me or screwed with me in the last 74 years. Bang-bang-bang-bang.”
This SHOULD end Bloomberg.
— Tania Singh (@TwinklingTania) February 25, 2020
Of course, while the Democrats will just call this GOP hyperbole, and normally we would probably agree…Except…
For The Democrats losing their poop about Sen. John McCain singing “Bomb…Bomb…Bomb…Bomb Bomb Iran”