Bloomberg pits capitalism versus communism at Nevada Democratic debate

Andrew Cummings
February 20, 2020

Mike Bloomberg took the stage in Las Vegas for his first debate on Wednesday night, and promptly walked into an ambush.

Perhaps exhausted of the premature obituaries being written for her campaign, Warren went after Bloomberg with such ferocity and precision that the former mayor looked as if he'd just been stopped, thrown up against a wall, and frisked outside his tony NY townhouse. "I think it's important for people to know exactly what Michael Bloomberg has said and done", she said. Elizabeth Warren, comparing Bloomberg to President Trump and slamming him for referring to women as "fat broads and horse-faced lesbians".

On Friday morning, Trump shared a very brief video clip on Twitter, and wrote "This is the REAL Mini Mike". On stop-and-frisk, he noted that he has apologized. "They signed the agreements, and that's what we're going to live with", he said, before touting the amount of women he has in leadership positions in his eponymous media company.

"I saw so much bickering between Democratic candidates tearing each other down and going after each other and forgetting the fact that what really counts is beating Donald Trump in November of 2020", Steyer told CNN's "New Day." By contrast, [former] South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who won the Iowa caucus, "could make a run, but he needs a surprise victory tonight to significantly bolster his momentum", Mariano wrote.

"We shouldn't have to choose between one candidate who wants to burn this party down and another candidate who wants to buy this party out", he said.

Sanders attacked Buttigieg for taking money from 46 billionaires, and then Buttigieg attacked Sanders over the vicious attacks some of his supporters have engaged in. The protesters, Erika Andiola and Lucia Allain of the Texas-based immigrants' rights group RAICES, shouted at Biden, "You deported 3 million people!" in a reference to the record pace of deportations under President Obama. "I think you have to accept some responsibility and ask yourself what is motivating that behavior". She took hold of the debate, and never let go.

Warren went after other candidates for their (lack of) healthcare coverage policies, saying that Senator Amy Klobuchar's plan is "on a post-it note".

"Are you trying to say that I'm dumb?"

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