Bloomberg Perfectly Dings Trump After Latest Twitter Attack


Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s campaign for president is clearly getting on Donald Trump’s nerves. This Thursday morning, Trump flipped out on Twitter yet again and mocked Bloomberg’s height as if he just couldn’t resist finding something to go after the former mayor over. (And Trump supporters want to lecture others about decency? Seriously?) In response, Bloomberg posted a public statement to Twitter in which he dialed right into his apparent explicit ambition to unnerve the president. Bloomberg mocked Trump’s business record and roped other fellow rich New Yorkers into the anti-Trump mockery, too.

Directly addressing Trump, Bloomberg shared:

‘We know many of the same people in NY. Behind your back they laugh at you & call you a carnival barking clown. They know you inherited a fortune & squandered it with stupid deals and incompetence. I have the record & the resources to defeat you. And I will.’

“Carnival barking clown” can join the list of similar insults that many of Trump’s own administration officials have added to. For example, the long fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson mocked Trump as a “fucking moron” when he was still around. Those insults got on Trump’s nerves big time, based on how much he wound himself up trying to counter them, and Bloomberg seems to be trying to play Trump’s own game (and beat him), so to speak.

Bloomberg has yet to appear at any debate between Democratic presidential primary candidates, but he has so much money to use to get his name out there that it doesn’t really matter for the viability or longevity of his campaign. Over the past two weeks or so alone, Bloomberg has spent more than five times more than the Trump re-election campaign on Facebook ads, where Donald has traditionally led the spending pack until now. That doesn’t even include Bloomberg’s deluge of other forms of online content, television ads, and more.

His work has paid off with an average third place spot in national polling of the Democratic presidential primary field and a competitive status in some key states. Currently, FiveThirtyEight estimates that he’ll end up with the third most delegates out of the current slate of candidates.

Check out Twitter’s response to his latest Trump dig: