Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg took the debate stage for the first time in the Democrat Primary.
Heading into the event Bloomberg surged in the polls as many Democrats viewed Bloomberg’s $60 billion dollar fortune as the secret weapon to defeating Donald Trump.
But then Mike Bloomberg was asked one question. His answer had Donald Trump grinning from ear to ear.
The Democrat debate was disaster for Bloomberg.
Bloomberg’s awkward, stumbling and weak performance painted a jarring contrast between the guy Americans saw on TV and the much smaller in stature real thing.
That was apparent in an exchange with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Warren pressed Bloomberg on the reported 17 nondisclosure agreements women that sexual harassment or hostile workplace agreements.
Bloomberg stammered through his response claiming the number was “few” but refusing to say how many.
“We have very few non-disclosure agreements,” Bloomberg responded. “None of them accused me of doing anything, other than, maybe they didn’t like a joke I told. These would be agreements between two parties that wanted to keep it quiet and that’s up to them. They signed those agreements and will live with it.”
Warren pressed Bloomberg on if he would release the women right then and there so they could tell their story.
Bloomberg’s answer indicated he had a lot to hide.
“They signed the agreements and that’s what we’re gonna live with,” Bloomberg awkwardly responded.
Bloomberg was given one more chance to let the women who filed complaints against Bloomberg tell their side of the story, but the billionaire former New York City Mayor shut down any attempts to let the truth come out.
“I’ve said we’re not going to end these agreements, because they were made consensually, and they have every right to expect they will stay private,” Bloomberg concluded.
This back and forth led to the crowd in Las Vegas booing Bloomberg and viewers could watch his campaign deflate right before their very eyes.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.