We conservatives sometimes joke about the “nanny state” aspects of Bloomberg’s record like his failed attempt to ban soda, but this actually serves to downplay Bloomberg’s record.
Trump jokes about never leaving the presidency, but as mayor, Bloomberg got New York’s City Council to extend the two-term limit for him. Then, when a reporter questioned him about the third term, Bloomberg called him “a disgrace.” Sound familiar?
While Trump is rightly dinged for coddling dictators, Bloomberg praises Communist China, and insists that “Xi Jinping is not a dictator.”
If you’re worried about what Trump does with power, consider that Bloomberg was OK with the police “monitoring” Muslim students—or that New York City had to cough up an $18 million settlement for violating people’s civil rights during protests at the 2004 Republican National Convention.