WATCH: Michael Bloomberg’s Speech at the Democratic National Convention

Michael R. Bloomberg, the Independent former mayor of New York and billionaire media mogul, spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday and endorsed Hillary Clinton.

“I’m a New Yorker and I know a con when I see one,” Bloomberg said of Trump. He later explained that Trump is a “risky” choice for the country, while Clinton is the “responsible” choice. His role was clearly to appeal to independent voters.

You can read Bloomberg’s entire speech here.

Bloomberg was a late addition to the DNC schedule. It was only on July 24 that the New York Times reported that Bloomberg would speak at the convention and endorse Clinton, despite not being a Democrat. Bloomberg was a Republican when he was first elected Mayor of New York and switched to being an Independent in 2007. Before 2001, Bloomberg was a Democrat.

“As the nation’s leading independent and a pragmatic business leader, Mike has supported candidates from both sides of the aisle. This week in Philadelphia, he will make a strong case that the clear choice in this election is Hillary Clinton,” Bloomberg senior advisor Howard Wolfson told the Times.

Bloomberg had considered running for the White House. However, in March, he wrote that if a three-way race happened, it’s possible that no candidate would get the number of electoral votes needed to become president.

“As the race stands now, with Republicans in charge of both Houses, there is a good chance that my candidacy could lead to the election of Donald Trump or Senator Ted Cruz. That is not a risk I can take in good conscience,” Bloomberg wrote in March.

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11 Comments

Concern

FRANK, THIS IS FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
1-I AM AN INDEPENDENT VOTER. I DO NOT CONSIDER A PARTY OR THEIR TALKING POINTS, BUT THE CANIDATES.
2-YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE CALCULATED WAR IN IRAQ, BUT WRONG ABOUT AFGHANESTAN—-WHICH IT IS A POOR COUNTRY AND HAS NO OIL. THE BIGGEST EXPORT THEY HAVE IS OPIUM.
3-PLEASE GO CHCK OUT THE TRAILS OF CORRUPTION ATTACHED TO CLINTONS, STARTING WITH WHITEWATER, TRAVELGATE, FILEGATE, FUTURE CATTEL…………THE LIST GOES ON!!!!!! THESE ARE NOT, AGAIN, TALKING POINTS, BUT THE FACTS.
FINAL POINT: INSTEAD OF BEING UPSET WITH ME OR ANYONE ELSE WHO IS STATING THE FACTS, BE UPSET IN OUR CORRUPT POLITICIANS. NO GOVERNMENT CAN CONTINUE TO EXIST IF CORRUPTION BECOMES A NORM, AT IT’S ROOT.
UNFORTUNETLY, CLINTONS HAVE BECOME A SYMBOLS OF CORRUPTION, AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS POLITICIANS.

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manigordo

i remember this is the same pclib idiot that a while ago stupidly tried to legislate drink size, salt consumption, fried foods, etc, etc, etc… whenever i think paternalistic gov and wannabe legal dictators; i think of this a-hole. he should consider himself lucky on conning other wall street morons into buying his crap to begin with. and the only reason this pos got elected is because he had a media empire and campaign money to burn. no party would want him as a prez anyhow, so he had to try as an ‘independent’; :cough: loser… he has the loyalty, allegiance and belief values of a protozoan. he’s ambivalent, despicable and at best has the personality and charisma of a wooden plank. hence, he was cleverly advised not to go against a real yorker like donald trump; but then again, i don’t think he can’t even defeat a fly for gawd sakes1 the fact is everybody that ever made a biz trans is by def a ‘con artist’, because they can’t believe their got so much out of selling something so undervalue in their eyes from the start. basic economic theory 101…

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Frank

Look, talk about lies…what about the Republican Presidents lying us into 2 wars that killed thousands of people and destroyed 2 countries and for what! OIL OIL OIL
We don’t need another idiot in the White House like George Bush. Yes, Hillary is not my first choice…she is my only choice.

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Concern

TO THOSE WHO CALL TRUMP CON AND FROUD:
DO NOT BE LIKE PARROTS AND REAPEAT WHAT YOU ARE HEARING, WITHOUT KNOWING…….
THE % OF MONEY CLINTON CHARITY FOUNDATION HANDS OUT: 15%
THE REST GOES FOR THEIR OWN EXPENCES.
PEOPLE IN HAITI ARE STILL WAITING FOR $2,000,000 FOR A HOUSING PROJECT (1000 HOUSES TO BE BUILD FOR DISPLACED PEOPLE)
BUT IN OTHER HAND, BUILDING A LUXURRY HOTEL, BY HILLARY’S YOUNGER BROTHER WHO WAS CONNECTED TO THE PROJECT, WAS PAID THROUGH THIS FOUNDATION AND WAS COMPLEATED.
TRUMP WHO, NEVER TOOK MONEY IN THE NAME OF CHARITY, PAID OFF THE BANK IN BEHALF OF A FAMILY WHO WERE LOSING THIER FARM TO THE BANK, AND THE FATHER COMITTED A SUICIDE, AS A RESULT ( WATH THE VEDIO OF BETSY SHARP.
HE HAD SENT HIS PRIVATE PLAIN, TO HAVE A THREE YEARS OLD BOY AND HIS PARENTS , TO BE TAKEN TO THE STATE THEY WANTED TO GO FOR HIS TREATMENT. TRUMP HAD FOUND OUT THAT THE AIRLINES CANNOT ACCOMIDATE THIS CHILD BECAUSE OF ALL THE TUBES ATTACHED TO HIM.
THE LIST GOES ON, BUT TRUMP IS NOT THE ONE TALKING ABOUT, ONLY THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR THE PEOPLE IN NEED,
SO, WHEN PARROT REPEATS SOMETING, WE THINK IT IS CUITE, BUT WHEN MAN, WITH AN INTELLIGENCE DOES THAT
THERE IS ANOTHER NAME FOR IT……….

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Anonymous

and he can’t even say it from the heart…he is reading everyword…you can see it in his eyes. he wouldn’t need to read every word if this came from heart and brain

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Anonymous

oh for goodness sakes, grow up. I rather suspect you’d use a teleprompter if you were giving a long speech in front of so many people.

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Ray, the son of the little guy

Let’s see… Mike Bloomberg has a bone to pick, outta the blue? The guy in the catbird seat on calm seas decides to undermine his reputation over Trump?

The two whiners who posted are so enraged by Lyin Hillery they are falling for the con!!

Mike tried to state the facts as he sees them. He thinks Hillary ain’t much, and he thinks Trump is a con artist and has no personal integrity towards the poor and the middle class. When a business deal Trump is in goes South, he has no loyalty to the sub contractors. If they were conned, so what.

The two whiners are being conned says Mike, but as long as they don’t see it, they!re canaries singing his praises.

Mike’s afraid. Mike’s very afraid.

Whiners, for a second, think about what the students at Trump U felt, and the mid sized contractors who gambled their businesses on Trump’s word. Does any of this sink in?

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Michael

Clinton wins we all get free stuff!!! She’s going to open the Clinton foundation and give all her money away! Because she loves us and I do believe she cares about the homeless and the poor,she reminds me of my crak smoking step mom she will say eneything to get the crak! Put the pip down

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Walter Roura

OMG!!! Bloomberg just tore Trump a new one. “I know a con when I see one.” “He wants to run the country likes he runs his business? God help us!” Middle class Joe followed by billionaire Mike – Trump has been exposed by these two as a quack, a huckster, and the clueless narcissist that he is.

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james clark

But you have no problem with the lying, woman hating, election steeling, Hillary who has done nothing but sell herself and our nation to the highest bidder. If she continues with the Obama legacy we will have more debt,more race baiting and more illegal immigrants that steal our jobs and end up as indentured servants. Our fore father,s want someone like Trump,a successful businessman who comes to Washington to serve his country and go home. Hillary got fired a 27 years old for corruption and lying and she has never done anything but continue that legacy. I don’t know what Trump will do but I know what Hillary will do. Like Bill she will sell our country for her own benefit!!!

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PJ

James Clark: Successful businessmen don’t file for bankruptcy 4 times, make their money by cheating their contractors out of money, and committing fraud. Did you miss the part about Trump gaming the system to hire immigrants, legal and illegal? Or making his products in China? And then there are the blatant women-hating comments made be Trump. His race-bating of Muslims and Mexicans? So it’s ok if Trump does it? I don’t care if anyone doesn’t like or disagrees with HRC (I’ve considered one of the 3rd parties in this election), but don’t be so ignorantly hypocritical. You support someone who has done all of the things you claim to despise. It makes you look like a fool.

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