Former NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg's first presidential debate performance is being widely panned by pundits.
The Root's Dr. Jason Johnson told MSNBC viewers just how bad he thought Bloomberg did at the Democratic debate in Las Vegas: "The most expensive night in Vegas I've ever seen. He lost everything."
CNN's Van Jones called Bloomberg's performance "a disaster," comparing him to the Titanic:
Bloomberg went into the #DemDebate as the Titanic. And tonight? That Titanic met an iceberg named "Elizabeth Warren… https://t.co/pInUXC92ak— Van Jones (@Van Jones)1582172361.0
Vox's Aaron Rupar posted video of the first blow Bloomberg suffered, saying "He was unable to come back from this."
Warren’s opening salvo on Bloomberg set the tone for the rest of the debate. He was unable to come back from this. https://t.co/tHwoRL7Soc— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1582171837.0
Here's how some journalists characterized Bloomberg's debate performance.
Esquire's political writer:
I am stunned at how really bad Bloomberg is at this .— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce)1582170880.0
HuffPost Senior Reporter:
#DemDebate takeaway: Elizabeth Warren hit Michael Bloomberg in the face with a sledgehammer for an hour and then pe… https://t.co/tmfDxhpqrn— Zach Carter (@Zach Carter)1582171392.0
Editor-in-Chief of Mother Jones:
The runaway winner was Warren. Bloomberg turned in a horrifically bad debate performance. The Bernie vetting bega… https://t.co/N3I2SUEOS6— Clara Jeffery (@Clara Jeffery)1582171318.0
Boston Globe columnist:
Quick take: Warren crushed: Best debate so far. Biden: He ain't dead yet Sanders: skated but came across as arroga… https://t.co/3cKpKKUzsK— Michael Cohen (@Michael Cohen)1582171516.0
My tentative power ranking for tonight's #DemDebate Elizabeth Warren Bernie Sanders Pete Buttigieg Joe Biden Amy K… https://t.co/jQScRYP2ew— John Iadarola (@John Iadarola)1582171288.0
Bloomberg News reporting on a tough night for Bloomberg: https://t.co/dMZOBR0EsB— Michael M. Grynbaum (@Michael M. Grynbaum)1582172072.0