On Wednesday night, the top presidential candidates of Democrat lay into each other at a debate stage with fiery attacks. At the moment, this the desperate need for leading candidates such as Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, and Pete Buttigieg to show their standout performances to survive for the upcoming contests – and usually do it at the cost of Michael Bloomberg.
Among the worst debate of 2020 presidential candidate cycle, it was the new arrival with five long-term contenders offering severe criticism of the campaign spending of Bloomberg, his previous history on regulating policy as New York mayor and his anti-feminist remarks he allegedly gave at his firm in the late 1980s and 1990s.
Buttigieg, the former South Bend, Indiana Mayor, and a Minnesota senator frequently flare-up over experience during the NBC debate of two hours at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas. Warren, another senator of Massachusetts, called the health care plan of Buttigieg as just a presentation of PowerPoint and related Klobuchar’s with a Post-it Note.
Furthermore, Buttigieg called Bloomberg and Senator Bernie Sanders as extremely splitting personalities who would head the Democratic Party to defeat in 2020 Presidential Elections of the United States. Whereas, Bloomberg conflicted over ideology with Warren and Sanders, explaining one of their thoughts as a tried-and-failed tenant of socialism.
Warren called for Apology from Bloomberg
Among many other memorable moments, the moment grew out of Warren’s fierce, take no stance of prisoners towards several of her political rivals. Making zero effort to hide her effort for the magnate candidate standing alongside her, Warren established the tone in the debate’s initial minutes when he demanded a more over generous apology from Bloomberg. An apology for his suspected former comments about women who worked under his supervision and demanded that the women who take legal action against his firm for sexual harassment or, in other words, gender discrimination from the secret contracts they signed.
Warren said while stating the quotes attributed to Bloomberg that dispersed in a flyer of Wit and Wisdom given out at his firm that she would want to say about who runs against her. A rich man who calls women horse-faced lesbians and fat broads. She clarifies that she is not talking about American President Trump, but she is talking about Mayor Bloomberg. According to CNN, it’s unclear whether Bloomberg ever gave those comments or not.
The reaction of Bloomberg in his defense
After facing too much pressure from the moderators to clarify the comments attached with him in the booklet and a lot of lawsuits, that mentioned in an article of Washington Post earlier this week, Bloomberg stated that he did have zero tolerance for that type of behavior as the #MeToo movement revealed. After then he tried to pivot the number of women by citing, promoting them to senior designations, mentioning his firm voted as one of the best workplaces.
In a prolonged exchange of debate between the two, it was obviously painful for the former mayor of New York City; Warren repetitively forces Bloomberg to say how many non disclosure contracts he requested women to sign for gender discrimination or sexual harassment. As some people in the crowd groaned or noticeably gasped, then Bloomberg responded that none of the women allege him of doing anything – possibly they did not like a joke he told. He added that those women signed the pact as they desired to keep the matter quiet.
On the other side, Warren continues to say that she just wants to make the matter clear, and emphasize him as the moderators let the conversation play out. She inquired Warren when you say those women signed the agreements, and they do it willingly if they want now to raise their voice and tell the angle of the story about what they suspected. That’s now all OK with you? You are releasing them on TV tonight? She asked. Bloomberg replied that he would not end these agreements with those women because they made mutual understanding, and they have all rights to assume they will stay private.
Bloomberg facing the hot seat
Repeatedly, Bloomberg not only conflicted with Sanders and Warren over ideology but also on the over $400 million he spent on TV ads until now. On the question, whether Sanders, the democratic socialist, could win the November elections, the former mayor of New York said he didn’t think that the senator would beat Donald Trump. He criticized Medicare for All of Sanders, that would discard private health insurance and substitute it with a government-operate system.
Sanders says that the U.S. has an immoral and ridiculous distribution of income and wealth. Bloomberg possesses more wealth than the baseline hundred and twenty-five million U.S. citizens, and that is wrong and immoral. That should not be the case when the U.S. has forty-five million people dealing with student debt, a million people sleeping out on the street, kids who can’t afford to go to college. Bloomberg responded that he earned all his wealth by working hard in his life.