Imagine Donald Trump saying these things:
Told by an employee that she was pregnant? Breitbart reports this:
“‘He told me to ‘kill it’ in a serious monotone voice,’ Sekiko Sakai, a sales manager who filed the lawsuit in 1997, alleged. ‘I asked ‘What? What did you just say?’ He looked at me and repeated in a deliberate manner ‘kill it.’”
On minority kids in New York City? NPR reported this:
“People say, ‘Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana who are all minorities.’ Yes, that’s true. Why? Because we put all the cops in the minority neighborhoods. Yes, that’s true. Why’d we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is. And the way you should get the guns out of the kids’ hands is throw them against the wall and frisk them,” Bloomberg says.
On black and Latino men? Fox Business headlined this:
Bloomberg says ‘enormous cohort’ of black and Latino men ‘don’t know how to behave in the workplace’ in resurfaced 2011 video:
On illegal immigrants? Irish Central reported from Bloomberg’s musings on the subject:
“Golf courses can’t survive if they have high-cost grass cutters.”
What if Donald Trump had said these things? Or, for that matter, any Republican presidential candidate?
On American farmers? The Miami Herald reported this:
“In a 2016 video from a talk at Oxford University, Bloomberg said, ‘I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer.’ The former New York mayor continued, ‘It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn.’”
On women? The New York Times reported this from a female Bloomberg employee:
“One remark attributed to Mr. Bloomberg went like this: ‘If women wanted to be appreciated for their brains, they’d go to the library instead of to Bloomingdale’s.’ Another line, purportedly Mr. Bloomberg’s sales pitch for his eponymous computer terminal, said the machine will ‘do everything,’ including oral sex, although a cruder term was used.
‘I guess,’ Mr. Bloomberg was quoted as saying, ‘that puts a lot of you girls out of business.’”
Again? What if Donald Trump had said these things? Or, for that matter, any Republican presidential candidate?
We all know the answer. From Morning Joe and Mika on early MSNBC to late-night Don Lemon on CNN, from The New York Times to The Washington Post and oh so much more there would be a typhoon of Oh My Godism. The airwaves would be filled with outraged, indignant shrieks from Hollywood, feminists, black and Latino organizations, Democrats in Congress, governorships, state legislators, not to mention business leaders. Trump would be assailed as a misogynist, sexist, racist, snobby elitist and more. In short, it would be “Trump is a bigot.”
But it isn’t Trump who said these things – it’s Michael Bloomberg, Democratic presidential candidate, and uber-liberal elitist.
And so….the silence of church mice. Instead, there is this, from Real Clear Politics:
“Longtime ABC News journalist Sam Donaldson endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg in a Twitter video where he bashed President Donald Trump as ignorant of the world.”
And in The New York Times, columnist Thomas Friedman, Why I like Mike In the entertainment world:
Actress Lorraine Bracco
Actor and producer Ted Danson
Actor Michael Douglas
Fashion consultant, actor and TV personality Tim Gunn
Musician and songwriter John Mellencamp
Fashion designer and TV presenter Isaac Mizrahi
Star of Judge Judy, author and television presenter Judge Judy Sheindlin
Actor Sam Waterston
And there is more – oh so much more as compiled by Wikipedia from the Bloomberg campaign itself.
This would include:
Richard Spencer, the one-time Trump Secretary of the Navy fired by Trump.
13 Members of Congress, a group that includes a number of women and African-Americans.
1 governor, Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island.
1 former governor, Bev Perdue of North Carolina.
Not to mention a small parade of business CEOs, athletes, mayors, Hollywood executives and more.
As all of this unfolds? Using the Left’s own standards, what America is witnessing is the arrival of Bloomberg the Bigot on the Democrats’ debate stage.
And Americans who supported – and continue to support – President Trump will recognize the bold, Left-wing elitist hypocrisy of it all.
Of which there is enough to choke the entire field of horses in the Kentucky Derby.