Sanders Campaign Co-Chair Slams Bloomberg as an ‘Oligarch’
Feb. 5, 2020 (EIRNS)—The liberal swamp crowd at MSNBC were aghast last night when Nina Turner, co-chair of the Bernie Sanders campaign, had the audacity to call Sir Michael Bloomberg, KBE, or “Mini Mike” as President Trump calls him, an “oligarch.” He’s attempting to “buy his way into the campaign,” she charged, and stated that the Democratic National Committee had obligingly changed the rules on candidates’ debates so that Bloomberg could participate, which it hadn’t done for former candidates Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, or Joaquin Castro.
After MSNBC’s Jason Johnson complained that Turner’s characterization of Sir Mike had been unfair, anchor Chris Matthews asked Turner if she’d like to choose a different word to describe Bloomberg. “No,” she replied. “he doesn’t tell me what to say or how to change my words. My word stands!”
Meanwhile, in the wake of the Iowa caucus mess, Sir Mike has announced that he will double his spending on ads in markets where they are already running, as well as launch new ones. His field staff will be increased to 2,000 in 40 states and territories, including 450 in battleground states Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arizona, Florida and Michigan. Bloomberg’s spokeswoman Julie Wood proclaimed that after more than a year of campaigning, “the field is as unsettled as ever. No one has made the sale or even come close to it,” which apparently means that the oligarchy can buy the votes he needs. “Mike is taking the fight to Trump every day, doubling down on the national campaign strategy we’ve been running from the beginning.”
And yes, Her Majesty named Sir Mike as a “Knight Commander of the British Empire” in 2014.