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Liberal_Stalwart71

(20,450 posts)
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 12:14 AM Jul 2016

Bloomberg's speech was the most damning of all to Trump because...

They both are wealthy businessmen who appeal to Independents and Middle America. This coming from a Democrat is scoffed at. But this coming from an Independent is compelling and provocative. He destroyed #TraitorTrump tonight. Eviscerated him!

Listen to his speech again:



It's a scathing indictment! And it's more compelling coming from Bloomberg (a self-made man) who is well-positioned to speak on issues related to business and industry. And to reach Independents and maybe some corporate-leaning Republicans.
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Bloomberg's speech was the most damning of all to Trump because... (Original Post) Liberal_Stalwart71 Jul 2016 OP
Agree. onecaliberal Jul 2016 #1
It was good. He did not try to present himself as someone that he is not question everything Jul 2016 #2
I'm digging the #TraitorTrump nt fleabiscuit Jul 2016 #3
Make it go viral! ;) Liberal_Stalwart71 Jul 2016 #4
I really liked Jamaal510 Jul 2016 #5
I agre!! His speech was powerful. When he first came on and made AgadorSparticus Jul 2016 #6
"God help us." nt geek tragedy Jul 2016 #7
Mahalo, Liberal_Stalwart! Cha Jul 2016 #8
now i can see why they had Bloomberg speak JI7 Jul 2016 #9
Not a similar background jg10003 Jul 2016 #10
i meant more in how they are veiwed as successful business persons JI7 Jul 2016 #11
From one New Yorker to another- a massive takedown. NBachers Jul 2016 #12
His was one of the most important speeches. brer cat Jul 2016 #13
It was the most painful for Donald for sure Johnny2X2X Jul 2016 #14
Just giving this another shot....... a kennedy Jul 2016 #15

question everything

(47,083 posts)
2. It was good. He did not try to present himself as someone that he is not
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 12:17 AM
Jul 2016

He certainly does not hold the same views as most of us do, certainly in the convention, but he pointed out the danger of Trump.

Jamaal510

(10,893 posts)
5. I really liked
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 12:20 AM
Jul 2016

his line about nominating someone who is "sane and competent". That'll sting hard, especially coming from him who not only is an Independent, but is a former Republican.

AgadorSparticus

(7,963 posts)
6. I agre!! His speech was powerful. When he first came on and made
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 12:22 AM
Jul 2016

Clearly defined himself as an independent, I admit, it ruffled my feathers. But as he kept talking, the pieces came together and I saw what he was doing and why he was saying what he did. He definitely apealled to a different crowd not in that arena. And that, I can appreciate. A big hearty thank you to Mr. Bloomberg for that wonderful speech.

JI7

(89,123 posts)
9. now i can see why they had Bloomberg speak
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 12:30 AM
Jul 2016

it was to go after Trump by someone who always has similar background but how Trump is a fraud.

jg10003

(974 posts)
10. Not a similar background
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 01:27 AM
Jul 2016

Bloomberg comes from a lower middle class family. He built his fortune (45 billion) by creating a business that provides a vital service and doing it better then his competitors. Bloomberg is the type of businessman that Trump pretends to be.

JI7

(89,123 posts)
11. i meant more in how they are veiwed as successful business persons
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 02:08 AM
Jul 2016

but yeah, totally different backgrounds and different in terms of what kind of business persons they are also. trump was also mostly a failure but the media doesn't do their job of reporting these things.

the media will present them as equal and bloomberg going after him in this area is more effective than most others doing it.

brer cat

(24,123 posts)
13. His was one of the most important speeches.
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 09:01 AM
Jul 2016

He can appeal to independents and sane republicans better than we can, and he did absolutely eviscerate him!

Johnny2X2X

(18,434 posts)
14. It was the most painful for Donald for sure
Thu Jul 28, 2016, 09:19 AM
Jul 2016

Bloomberg is everything Donald will never be and he represents the NY establishment rich that Donald has spent his entire life trying to impress.

Seriously, Donald has been trying to be a big shot to the NY Jet Set since he was a little boy, and this is his getting told to "go get your shine box boy (Movie reference)" in front of all the cool kids. It was the ultimate slap down and the type of thing that will keep Donald up at nights until his dying days.

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