Although Bloomberg is not participating in the ongoing primaries, trump sees him as a serious rival.
While voters in New Hampshire went to the polls on Tuesday – the state’s first-party primaries began today in the country-President Donald Trump attacked one of the contenders for the Democratic nomination, whose name did not appear on the ballots.
In a tweet that was deleted a few minutes after publication, Trump called Michael Bloomberg “a complete racist,” accompanying his post with a link to an audio recording of a speech the former New York mayor made in 2015 in defense of the controversial detention and search policy that city police officers primarily applied to young African-Americans.
On the recording, the current presidential candidate can be heard admitting that African-Americans were the focus of police attention “because that’s where all crimes happen.”
After entering the democratic presidential race last year, Bloomberg apologized for the detention and search policy that his New York City administration once pursued, admitting that he “was wrong.”
In late 2016, Trump, who was a presidential candidate at the time, said in an interview with Fox News that the New York police policy “worked very well” and suggested introducing it at the Federal level.
Since Bloomberg decided to run for President, he has posted several videos directly attacking Trump. The billionaire has already spent more than $ 310 million on advertising since launching his campaign.