Bloomberg Under Fire for Denigrating Farmers, Blue-Collar Workers

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It seems that 2020 Democrat Mike Bloomberg did not prepare himself or take time to learn about what all is involved in running for president. Since the inception of his candidacy, politicians and Americans on both sides of the aisle have censured the billionaire businessman for how he’s running his campaign.

Rather than actually engage in the campaigning process, Bloomberg has chosen to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on disinformation ads. While these ads spread like viruses across YouTube, radio, and television, Bloomberg is avoiding interviews and debates with other candidates. However, he’s more than happy to take shots at President Trump on Twitter behind the protection of a keyboard and screen.

Michael Bloomberg by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Michael Bloomberg” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Bloomberg’s reluctance to debate or give interviews might be an intentional, protective measure for the sake of his campaign though. The 2020 Democrat is currently under fire, seeing as his denigrating 2016 remarks about farmers and blue-collar workers have resurfaced, reports Fox News.

What Bloomberg Thinks of Farmers and Blue-Collar Workers

When speaking before a university forum audience in 2016, the billionaire businessman made remarks insinuating that jobs like farming and factory work don’t require much intelligence. When facing a question about the potential for unity between the coasts and the middle class, Bloomberg’s assessment was quite telling.

Per the businessman’s own words, he could instruct “anybody, even people in this room” to work as farmers. Bloomberg also approached the “process” of farming very dismissively. According to the former New York City mayor, farmers just “dig a hole” then “put a seed in” along with dirt and water.

Bloomberg didn’t stop there though. His further statements at the university forum also shed light on how poorly he thinks of factory workers. In Bloomberg’s own words, factory workers are only responsible for “[putting] the piece of metal on the lathe,” before “[turning] the crank in the direction of the arrow” and BOOM, “you can have a job!”

So in a nutshell, Bloomberg believes that farmers and factory workers are not only unintelligent, but also incapable of working information technology jobs. YIKES!

An Established Pattern

The foregoing remarks about farmers and factory workers are not the first troublesome statements from Bloomberg to resurface and they likely won’t be the last. He’s come under fire for allegedly telling a female employee to “get rid of” her unborn child, along with his talk about throwing minority males up against walls. Thus far, the businessman has yet to get ahead of these remarks, provide context, issue an apology, etc.

Michael Bloomberg by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Michael Bloomberg” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Meanwhile, there’s nothing to suggest that he won’t keep expending resources on disinformation ads and other strategies to undermine President Trump.

What do you make of Mike Bloomberg’s thoughts on factory workers and farmers? Let us know in the comments section below!