Democratic candidates take the stage for the ninth primary debate of the 2020 presidential election, this one in Nevada. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg makes his debate debut, as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders takes the lead in the polls.
Bloomberg took a beating from his rivals on Wednesday at the very start.
The harshest attack came from Warren, who said Bloomberg was a “billionaire who calls women ‘fat broads’ and ‘horse-faced lesbians.’”
“And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump, I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg,” Warren said, prompting gasps from the audience.
Sanders also went after Bloomberg, saying the stop-and-frisk policing policy that Bloomberg oversaw as mayor “went after African American and Latino people in an outrageous way. That is not a way you are going to grow voter turnout.”
Bloomberg responded that Sanders’ proposed “Medicare for All” health-care overhaul was no way to build a broad coalition.
“You don’t start out by saying I’ve got 160 million people, I’m going to start taking away the insurance policy they love,” he said.
“If he goes and is the candidate, we will have Donald Trump for another four years, and we can’t stand that.”
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