Bloomberg Forgets Warren Is Still in the Race When Asked If He Would Take Third-Place


Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg forgot Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was still in the presidential race when a reporter asked him, “Would a third-place finish be good?”

The Democratic presidential candidate responded, “If there’s only 3 candidates you can’t do worse than that.”

The reporter reminded Bloomberg that Warren was still in the race to which he replied, “I didn’t realize she’s still in, is she?”

Watch the full exchange below.

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Bloomberg’s comments come shortly after both Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced that they were dropping out of the race as IJR previously reported.

Warren made her feelings about Bloomberg clear in an interview with late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

When asked by Kimmel, “You don’t seem to like him that much?” She responded by saying, “True… But it’s not personal it’s just everything about him.”

She continued, “Look, here is this guy who makes a bazillion dollars and says, ‘Well that must mean that he’s qualified to be president of the United States.’ And then thinks he can run for president when he’s got a record of embracing racist policies, when he hides his taxes. Does any of this sound familiar?”

Watch the full interview below.

The billionaire faced heavy criticism from Warren during the debate in Charleston, South Carolina, last month.

She referenced allegations that he once told a female employee to abort her pregnancy. Warren took shots at Bloomberg and said, “At least I didn’t have a boss who said to me, ‘Kill it,’ the way Mayor Bloomberg is alleged to have said to one of his pregnant employees.”

“I never said that, and for the record, if she was a teacher in New York City, she would never have had that problem,” Bloomberg denied the accusation, adding, “We treated our teachers the right way, and the unions will tell you exactly that.”

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Warren currently falls in fourth place according to the national polls ahead of Super Tuesday, where voters are set to head to the polls to decide who they want as the Democratic nominee for the 2020 election.

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