(PoliticalLookout.com) – Yikes. It really can’t get any worse for Michael Bloomberg, can it?
After he was heard supporting stop and frisk (a policy that Democrats fiercely opposite), a recording from 2011 was published in which he can be heard suggesting old people shouldn’t qualify for cancer treatment.
Now, a resurfaced video shows the former New York City mayor suggesting that black and Latino males don’t “know how to behave in the workplace.”
That’s going to land him in some trouble!
The comments were made in a PBS interview back in 2011, during his time as NYC mayor. He was promoting a $127 million initiative that was aimed to help black and Latino men get into work, but in trying to help these communities, he made comments that are likely to set him back in the Democratic presidential race.
Fox News reported, “Bloomberg noted that he had donated $30 million from his foundation to Open Society Foundations, the network established by liberal billionaire financier George Soros, toward the new plan to enhance employment among minorities.”
“Taxpayers and Soros himself contributed to the jobs initiative, which set up job recruitment centers in public housing projects, placed probation centers in ‘high-risk’ areas, and linked black and Latino success in schools to Department of Education ‘progress reports.’”
In the PBS interview, Bloomberg explained how “Blacks and Latinos score terribly in school testing compared to whites and Asians.” He also noted that the majority of criminals in American prisons were from minority communities.
And then the comments got particularly bad, at least from the view of most far-left Democrats who don’t like facts.
“But, nevertheless, there’s this enormous cohort of black and Latino males aged, let’s say 16 to 25 that don’t have jobs,” he said, continuing, “don’t have any prospects, don’t know how to find jobs, don’t know that the – what their skill sets are, don’t know how to behave in the workplace, where they have to work collaboratively and collectively.”
See for yourself!
Bloomberg on Black and Latino males between 16-25: pic.twitter.com/kaJpr46Tro
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) February 17, 2020
Republicans might want to be careful on this one. It’s easy to call him racist for the comments, but Bloomberg was just facing facts. Regardless, it’ll be fun watching the Democratic establishment attack him relentlessly for saying something true.