Democratic presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Mike Bloomberg did a Fox town hall on Monday night in Manassas, Virginia.
It definitely had some bad moments for him.
Among them was an audience member who called him out on his anti-gun posture, asking how he could take his gun control positions while being protected by an armed security detail. Bloomberg’s response? Basically: I’m running for president and I’m rich, so I get a lot of threats. In other words, I get to do it, but too bad for you. Rules for thee, but not for me. Then he also lied a lot, suggesting he was really only interested in background checks and guns not falling into the wrong hands.
But Bloomberg didn’t just pull that argument out when it came to guns.
He also got called out for his huge carbon footprint with homes around the world and his fleet of private jets while pitching climate change for everyone else.
Martha MacCallum said that people wanted to ask him about how he can fly around everywhere including to Bermuda to play golf and still push climate change. Isn’t that hypocrisy, she asked him.
His argument? I need to fly around everywhere to get rid of coal plant and people’s coal jobs. Alrighty, now.
Mike Bloomberg justifies using a private jet despite emissions by saying he could not eliminate coal jobs without it pic.twitter.com/tsp3sWaJll
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 3, 2020
Then he suggests he’s too important to fly public because the airlines don’t want the trouble? Really?
Tons of famous people fly public, most don’t have their own planes. This is just ridiculous spin and/or he thinks he’s just too important for words. Pro tip? No, Mike, you’re not.
Bloomberg can fly around on his private jet and lecture us on climate change at the same time because he's special. https://t.co/yquNP9nlFB
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) March 3, 2020
You learn something new every day.
I didn't know that you have to fly to Bermuda to end coal mining. https://t.co/maJppz3EVO
— Robert Varhite 🔑 (@reallybob1) March 3, 2020
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive … those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -C.S. Lewis
— Duck_On_A_Bike18 (@DBike18) March 3, 2020
This is always the ruling class's answer. We are important, you are not. You will cut your carbon footprint but we will not.
The ruling class never changes, they expect everyone else to sacrifice 😐 https://t.co/N0Abxs5L53
— Persnickety (@Dawnsfire) March 3, 2020
"I put an awful lot of people out of a job with that plane, thank you very much."
— Matt (@CalmCacophony) March 3, 2020
He literally said he's training coal miners for other jobs. Where's the proof?
— Terry (@IrishTea1) March 3, 2020
Gonna bet that he’s just full of it there, this is like he led NYC thru 9/11 (despite not even being the Mayor at the time).
That should play well in Pennsylvania… https://t.co/dGJkec1LtJ
— David Gulliver (@dvgulliver) March 3, 2020
Indeed, as well as other coal states. Bloomberg apparently is ignorant as to the importance of coal and such anti-coal comments. He maybe should check how well that worked for Hillary Clinton.