From the New York Daily News:
By CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
FEB 18, 2020 | 7:57 PM
Michael Bloomberg’s past keeps haunting him — even his very recent past.
The wealthy White House wannabe referred to transgender people as “he, she or it” last spring and suggested Democratic presidential candidates shouldn’t spend time on the campaign trail talking about the rights of “some guy in a dress,” claiming it’s “not a winning formula,” a newly unearthed video reveals.
Bloomberg made the eyebrow-raising remarks during an appearance at a forum in Manhattan hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency on March 21, 2019, a video from the event posted to YouTube shows. BuzzFeed News first reported the video Tuesday.
“If you go to the middle of the country … (and) your conversation during a presidential election is about some guy wearing a dress and whether he, she, or it can go to the locker room with their daughter, that’s not a winning formula for most people,” the billionaire ex-mayor says in the video. “They care about health care, they care about education, they care about safety, and all of those kinds of things.”
Bloomberg goes on to say in the video that Democrats vying for the presidential nomination should avoid talking about transgender people on the stump altogether, suggesting Trump may have been elected in part because of such conversations.
“You can understand where somebody like Trump comes from,” Bloomberg said. “You can understand when you look at the Democratic Party, they are so far left that two years ago there was nobody on their side who would take these positions, and today virtually all the candidates for president of the Democratic Party are so progressive. I don’t know what progressive means.”