Vice President Mike Pence speaks to the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Mike Bloomberg has a past history of saying a lot of controversial things and some of those videos have been dropping over the past few days.
One of them is a big gut-puncher that may deal a big blow to his campaign, as we reported, one in which he implicitly mocks the work and the intelligence of the farmer.
Bloomberg on why farmers can’t work in information technology
MB: “I can teach anyone how to be a farmer 1 dig a hole 2 put a seed in 3 put dirt on top 4 add water 5 up comes the corn”
— Pete (@NYBackpacker) February 15, 2020
At a time when he’s running for the presidential nomination and needs to appeal to farmers and middle America and disabuse them of the fact that he’s just a New York liberal who looks down on them, that can’t be helpful.
It’s pretty clear that he has absolutely no idea of the work and the intelligence required to be a farmer.
It’s reminiscent of Hillary Clinton, referring to Trump supporters as “deplorable.”
1) @MikeBloomberg clearly doesn't understand how complex farming is
2) He can say goodbye to any support he might have had in Middle America 😂 https://t.co/mfNxaltJag
— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) February 16, 2020
This is embarrassingly ignorant and condescending. https://t.co/WaRtfP5JHK
— Krystle Baker (@TarheelKrystle) February 17, 2020
Farmers work with astonishingly sophisticated information technology every day. But I suspect Mike Bloomberg doesn’t know a lot of people with modern combines. https://t.co/ftY2wmfFPc
— Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon) February 16, 2020
When you've spent your entire life with your head fully shoved up the New York bubble's ass https://t.co/kCEWodqsTt
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 16, 2020
— John Kass (@John_Kass) February 17, 2020
So far, oppo research on Bloomberg has dug up past comments alienating…
At this rate, there won't be anyone left to be offended by Super Tuesday. https://t.co/zKEovgDueF
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) February 17, 2020
Bloomberg may be the candidate who entered late but has his candidacy implode the fastest.
But perhaps the best response to the video was from Vice President Mike Pence, who’s from Indiana and has a greater understanding of farmers. Pence posted a video with the iconic speech made by Paul Harvey, “So God Made a Farmer.”
So God Made a Farmer 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/sbXSugMNyO
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) February 17, 2020