Whether it was comparisons to the Titanic or getting punched in the face, the criticism only got worse as CNN’s liberal panel mocked former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for being grossly unprepared for the Nevada Democrat Debate.
Former Democratic candidate and businessman Andrew Yang was on hand to breakdown how he thought Michael Bloomberg’s debate-prep team didn’t do the billionaire any favors when getting him ready (click “expand”):
CNN’s new panelist and former 2020 Democrat Clown Car Candidate, Andrew Yang said:
Number one, he just found out he’d make the debate yesterday. And you’re really not sure if you’re preparing because you’re not sure if you’re going to be in the debate.
Number two, he was clearly instructed to keep his cool no matter what. But that ended up presenting as lethargic and uninterested for a big chunk of the debate.
Number Three, the most telling thing is that if I’m his team, you know he’s going to get a stop and frisk question, like a gender discrimination or mistreatment question. So, you coach him and you have him give you 60, 75-second answers over and over again until he can do it in his sleep. And the fact that he did not have those answers at his fingertips lets me know categorically he was not properly prepared for this debate.
Yang would later go on to hypothesize that the reason Bloomberg was so ill-prepared was that he didn’t want to do the legwork and no one on his team was allowed to force him to practice.
The most interesting and arguably accurate analogies of Bloomberg’s debate performance came from CNN weekend host and liberal activist Van Jones, who compared the candidate to the Titanic hitting the iceberg. “Listen, this was a disaster for Bloomberg. Bloomberg went in as the Titanic, billion-dollar machine Titanic. Titanic, meet iceberg Elizabeth Warren. She took him to task in a way that I’ve never seen in a debate. She took it over. She prosecuted him,” he touted.
“His answer on women was terrible. He got completely destroyed on the NDA question. His answer on stop and frisk was as bad as it could be. And then he basically lied on his answer when it came to redlining,” Jones added. “And he’s got to go back to the woodshed and get it from his team and come back better next time.”
Of course, host Chris Como would come up with this take, shortly before the discussion shifted to talking about Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA): “You could see it on his face. Even when Warren was hitting him, he was watching the fist hit his face.”