WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- The President labeled Democratic presidential aspirant Mike Bloomberg as boring and short on a series of malicious tweets that started Thursday.
- New York City’s former mayor retorted by saying that Trump only worries about him too much.
- The exchange of words between two billionaires, Trump and Bloomberg, only intensified what was already a prior deep personal feud.
President Donald Trump and billionaire Michael Bloomberg started a word war via Twitter on Thursday, and the exchange of personal insults ensue.
Trump, on his tweet, described the New Yorker as short or ‘Mini’, and afraid to be on a debate with other seasoned politicians. And Trump added, still referring to Michael,
“No boxes, please. He hates Crazy Bernie and will, with enough money, possibly stop him. Bernie’s people will go nuts!”
The President also related Bloomberg’s 2020 election campaign to his past Republican challenger Jeb Bush’s 2016 highly advertised presidential drive. Trump said that while Mike is comparable to Jeb, the latter is better, loves the Black community, and has a political talent.
Trump added more slur to his statement by posting an edited photo of a “short” Bloomberg and claimed the former N.Y. city mayor only stands at five feet and four inches. As per reports, though, Bloomberg is about five feet, eight inches tall, while Trump is six feet, three inches in height.
A few minutes earlier, Michael was seen speaking at an event in Winston-Salem, N.C., and he confidently told the audience that he could handle bullies, even the ones from New York.
Bloomberg stressed that he’s not afraid of the President, and that is most likely why Donald started his barrage of tweets about him. Michael added that Trump mentioning him shows that the President is worried.
This signaled Bloomberg’s retaliation via Twitter, and in a subtle Trump manner he said,
“They know you inherited a fortune & squandered it with stupid deals and incompetence. I have the record & the resources to defeat you. And I will.”
Bloomberg further stated he and the President have many mutual N.Y. acquaintances, and he knows that many of them laugh at Donald behind his back.
The exchange of name-calling via social media platforms like Twitter, is a sneak peek of the forthcoming national U.S. elections should Bloomberg pulls off a nomination victory on the already crowded presidential primaries on the Democratic party.
Bloomberg only expressed his desire to join the Democrat presidential race in November and missed out New Hampshire and South Carolina selections, and both Iowa and Nevada caucuses. In its place, the billionaire focused more than 30% of his resources on the 14 Super Tuesday states that cast votes on March 3 onwards.
Bloomberg’s approach has invited criticism from other candidates such as Warren and Sanders, alleging him of attempting to buy the electoral system. Trump also came up with the same comment on Tuesday, and told the reporters that Michael is just ‘buying his way in’.