Billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s campaign office in Knoxville, Tennessee was covered with graffiti overnight Thursday, with insiders suggesting the act of vandalism could come from supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders.
“This latest incident at our Knoxville campaign office is exactly what we’ve been warning about. We don’t know who is responsible for this vandalism, but we do know it echoes the language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters,” said a statement from Campaign Manager Kevin Sheekey.
Bloomberg campaign blaming Bernie Sanders for vandalizing their offices, including one in Knoxville, Tenn. today. pic.twitter.com/oQB0gbq1Dy
— Lisa Lerer (@llerer) February 21, 2020
Bloomberg camp says its office in Knoxville was vandalized and "it echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters." pic.twitter.com/SZZS1ixzL5
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) February 21, 2020
“We call on Bernie Sanders to immediately condemn these attacks and for his campaign to end the Trump-like rhetoric that is clearly encouraging his behaviors to engage in behavior that has no place in our politics,” he added.
BERNIE on BLOOMBERG: ‘Trump Will Chew Him Up and Spit Him Out’
Sen. Bernie Sanders ripped billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s disastrous debate performance on ’60 Minutes’ this week; telling Anderson Cooper Donald Trump would “chew him up and spit him out” in a head-to-head race.
“Were you surprised by how unprepared he seemed for some very basic obvious questions at a debate in Nevada?” asked Cooper.
“Yes, I was. I was. And– and– and, you know– and if that’s what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I– I think it’s quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out,” said Sanders.
“I think it’s quite likely that Trump [would] chew him up and spit him out,” Bernie Sanders tells @andersoncooper after Michael Bloomberg’s debate performance.
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) February 21, 2020
“I am worried about an unprecedented amount of money being spent on a campaign. And– you know, we’ve never seen anything like this in American history. And I just think though that the American people will rebel against this type of oligarchic movement. We are a democracy. One person, one vote. Not a guy worth $60 billion buying an election,” he added.
Watch Sanders’ comments above.
BLOOMBERG TO BERNIE: America’s ‘Best Known Socialist’ is a ‘Millionaire with Three Houses’
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg clashed with Sen. Bernie Sanders during Wednesday night’s fiery debate in Las Vegas; saying America’s “best-known socialist” is a “millionaire with three houses.”
“What a wonderful country we have, the best known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. What did I miss here?” asked the former Mayor of New York City.
Aww, snap. Bloomberg's best moment calling out socialist Bernie's three houses. pic.twitter.com/ncKxkQqSUg
— Scott Whitlock (@ScottJW) February 20, 2020
“Well, I work in Washington… Live in Burlington, and -like thousands of other Vermonters- I do own a summer camp… Forgive me for that,” fired-back Sanders. “Where is your home?”
“New York City, thank you very much, and I pay all my taxes,” said Bloomberg.
Watch the fiery exchange above.