Bloomberg Lands in Hot Water for Calling Cory Booker “Well-Spoken”

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The launch of billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign has been interesting, to say the least. The CEO started his bid months after other candidates and has faced accusations of trying to buy the election. This, however, is only the tip of the iceberg that is Bloomberg 2020.

Over the course of Bloomberg’s run, he’s made some very concerning remarks about gun owners. From stating that Americans don’t need guns in the home to vowing action against the “gun lobby,” Bloomberg’s lack of regard for the Second Amendment is deeply apparent and troubling.

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Now, Bloomberg is in hot water once again. Earlier this week, he referred to African-American 2020 candidate Cory Booker as “well-spoken.” This is something which Booker would later state caused him to be “taken aback,” particularly in light of his longterm working relationship with Bloomberg, per reports from Fox News.

Everything You Need to Know About the “Well-Spoken” Comment

Bloomberg’s statement of Booker being “well-spoken” occurred during an interview with CBS This Morning. When asked about the diversity of the 2020 Democrats and Booker’s assessment that there are more billionaire candidates than black candidates, Bloomberg offered an interesting response.

The businessman noted his past work with Booker and stated that both men have endorsed one another in politics. Bloomberg then went on to profess that Booker is “very well-spoken” and has “great ideas.” Shortly thereafter, the billionaire businessman also claimed that “talking to the experts” about the diversity of the current pool of left-wing candidates is preferable to asking him.

The Reaction from Cory Booker

On Friday, Booker explained that Bloomberg’s assessment of him being “well-spoken” caused him to do a double-take. Booker also professed that the businessman’s remarks play into “tired tropes” about black Americans.

Later that day, Bloomberg stated that he shouldn’t have used the word.

So often, liberals accuse conservatives and others of racism; however, if the left were to look within their own ranks, they might be shocked to learn they’re not the pious upholders of righteousness they believe themselves to be. Former President George W. Bush said it best years ago when he called out “the soft bigotry of low expectations.”

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