Quantcast
Connect with us

Michael Bloomberg rips Sanders for promising ‘free health care and a pony’ in speech to college grads

Published

on

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg closed out his remarks for University of Michigan graduates on Saturday with potshots at both Republican Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), WABC-TV reported.

“In 1928, Republicans promised a ‘chicken in every pot and a car in every backyard’ They won control of Congress and the White House, and a year later, instead of a chicken and a car, we got the Great Depression,” Bloomberg said. “Today, when a populist candidate promises free college, free health care and a pony, or another candidate promises to make other countries pay for our needs, remember: Those who promise you a free lunch will invariably eat you for breakfast.”

ADVERTISEMENT

The remarks were republished as an op-ed in Bloomberg View titled, “Here’s Your Degree. Now Go Defeat Demagogues.”

Bloomberg, an independent like Sanders, was rumored earlier this year to have been considering mounting his own presidential campaign before quashing the speculation last month.

The speech opened with Bloomberg telling the graduates that the most useful knowledge they gained in their studies concerned “how to study, cooperate, listen carefully, think critically and resolve conflicts through reason,” then quickly veered into an attack on trigger warnings — defined as notes warning viewers concerning topics like sexual assault — and safe spaces.

“The whole purpose of college is to learn how to deal with difficult situations — not run away from them. A microaggression is exactly that: micro,” he said. “And one of the most dangerous places on a college campus is a safe space, because it creates the false impression that we can insulate ourselves from those who hold different views. We can’t do this, and we shouldn’t try — not in politics or in the workplace. In the global economy, and in a democratic society, an open mind is the most valuable asset you can possess.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

Bill O’Reilly ignores the skeletons in his own closet to slam Mike Bloomberg

Published

on

Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly appeared to at least momentarily forget the skeletons in his own closet Wednesday when he bashed former New York City Michael Bloomberg for looking "weak" as he pushed back against attacks over non-disclosure agreements with former women employees.

This article originally appeared in Salon.

"Warren pounding Bloomberg about non disclosure agreements signed by women. All companies have those," O'Reilly tweeted. "Bloomberg looks weak."

Continue Reading

2020 Election

WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump holds 2020 reelection rally in Colorado Springs

Published

on

Donald Trump was late to take the stage at a campaign rally in Colorado Springs after a bombshell report that Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin was one of the president's 2020 supporters.

Trump was scheduled to begin speaking at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time at the Broadmoor World Arena, which has a capacity of 8,000. Trump took the stage 25 minutes later.

The rally is seen as a thank you for Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), who voted to acquit the commander-in-chief following the Senate impeachment trial.

Garner is facing a tough re-election in 2020 in a state that has been trending Democratic.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Internet explodes over news that Putin is planning to sabotage the election for Trump — yet again

Published

on

On Thursday, The New York Times revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is prepared to interfere in the 2020 presidential election to help President Donald Trump win a second term — and that Trump's first reaction was outrage that House Democrats had been briefed on the matter.

The news was met with horror and outrage on social media:

Republicans keep blocking election security bills in the Senate, and now we know why:

Continue Reading
 
 
close-image