During the primary season of the 2020 presidential election, billionaire businessman Mike Bloomberg (D) attempted to make a bid for the White House.
Unlike other now-former presidential candidates, Bloomberg arrived on the scene much later than everyone else. He also declined to participate in debates (at least at first) and dumped millions upon millions of dollars on anti-Trump ads.
In the end, however, Bloomberg did not prevail and ultimately dropped out of the election.
Even after the billionaire businessman abandoned his presidential aspirations, negative press still surrounded him. Former staffers who worked for Bloomberg’s campaign accused the businessman of reneging on promises to provide payments and healthcare insurance through the 2020 presidential election.
Now, reports have surfaced that Bloomberg will speak at the Democratic National Convention later this month, according to Fox News.
What to Know About Bloomberg’s Upcoming Remarks at the DNC
On Thursday, the failed 2020 Democrat took to Twitter, announcing his forthcoming speech at the Democratic National Convention. Bloomberg stated that he’s “honored” to join the DNC and share remarks with the audience.
This November, America has the opportunity to turn the page on the last four years & invest in our future.
I’m honored to be speaking at the DNC next week. I hope you’ll join us.
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) August 13, 2020
The businessman also touted the Biden-Harris 2020 ticket as an “investment” in the nation’s future. After stating that the Democrat ticket is a chance to “to turn the page” on the Trump presidency, Bloomberg asserted that turning the page begins with the official nomination of Biden and Harris.
Bloomberg will speak on Thursday; additional speakers who will share statements with Democrats include, but are not limited to, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and others.
Reactions from the Democrats’ Base
Many Democrats feel displeased to learn that Bloomberg will share remarks at the Democratic National Convention.
People on the left have not forgotten about Bloomberg’s past support for stop-and-frisk; others have criticized the billionaire businessman for failing to honor his commitments to the aides that worked for his 2020 presidential campaign.
Legit ridiculous. Especially having someone like Mike Bloomberg who cough cough as a reminder stop & frisked Black and Latino youth in the city of NY for years!
— Nelini Stamp 🐺🐜 (@NelStamp) August 13, 2020
Other Democrats have called for greater diversity of speakers at the Democratic National Convention. On Twitter, there are already users stating that former 2020 Democrat Julian Castro should be speaking at the convention instead of Bloomberg.
At this time, there is no indication that the DNC plans to axe Bloomberg’s speaking time at the Democratic National Convention.
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