Presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg believes farmers and blue collar workers are simpletons with jobs that don’t require much intelligence, according to newly-surfaced video.
“I could teach anybody, even the people in this room, no offense intended” to be a farmer, Bloomberg said during a 2016 talk at Oxford University in a now-viral clip.
“It’s a process: You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn,” he stated. “You could learn that.”
Billionaire Bloomberg claims he "could teach anybody to be a farmer," even implying that farmers don't have the same level of "skillset" or "grey matter" as folks in tech jobs.
So demeaning, elitist, and out-of-touch it's appalling. pic.twitter.com/Auplmdq56m
— Anna Kelly (@AnnaKellyWI) February 17, 2020
The former NYC mayor also downplayed blue collar workers.
“You put a piece of metal on the lathe, you turn the crank the direction of the arrow, and you can have a job,” he continued.
Critics blasted Bloomberg’s statements as demeaning, elitist and out-of-touch with America, particularly flyover country.
Here Mike, go out and operate this……. Looks like a tech job to me…. pic.twitter.com/wgXUNyEsFB
— jsc (@jscottcharlton) February 17, 2020
"You dig a hole up comes the corn."
Yeeeaaah… Isn't that easy.
Nevermind that to be a successful farmer you have to be a mix of mechanic, carpenter, chemist, veterinarian, horticulturalist, climatologist, geneticist, animal behaviorist…etc..etc..etc….
— Illidari Edgelord (@EdgelordED) February 17, 2020
$100 bucks says Bloomberg can't change a spark plug.
— InTheRightColumn (@TheRightColumn) February 17, 2020
Ironically, outside their private-sector business ventures, politicians like Bloomberg represent a predatory class that doesn’t actually produce anything.
At least Hillary Clinton pretended to care about working-class Americans; Bloomberg can’t even do that.
Maybe having Hillary as Bloomberg’s running mate will add a tiny, tiny drop of charisma that his campaign lacks completely.
Hillary believes she has three covert roads to the White House.
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