Democrat presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg was caught on camera trying to shake a dog’s mouth, in one of the more bizarre happenings of the 2020 election cycle.
Footage of the former New York City mayor’s canine fiasco emerged Tuesday, showing the confused 77-year-old trying to shake hands with a dog’s mouth.
— Nicole Sganga (@NicoleSganga) January 28, 2020
The incident occurred as the billionaire gun control advocate was meeting potential voters in Burlington, Vermont, according to a CBS News reporter.
Bloomberg was panned on social media over his awkwardness.
Did he attempt to “handshake” the dog by grabbing its mouth?
— Andres Del Aguila (@Andres_DAguila) January 28, 2020
MEET NEW ENTITY. RUN HANDSHAKE.EXE
— The Guillotine Shouter (@guillotineshout) January 28, 2020
BOOP SHOOK pic.twitter.com/cnqf5SvYkp
— G. Willickers (@GeeWillicker8) January 28, 2020
tbh the dog's face at the end says everything pic.twitter.com/V4esnooNJz
— BarkBox (@barkbox) January 28, 2020
Is this one of those deepfakes because this can't be real?
— Brennan Ray (@brennanray33) January 28, 2020
Is this like stop and frisk but for dogs? 😂🐾🙅♀️
— Tara Patterson 🆘✍🏻💖🗽 (@tpatt356) January 28, 2020
— #Siebe2020 for US House (@SiebeforORD1) January 28, 2020
Michael Bloomberg is a robot like Mark Zuckerberg.
— Krishan Patel (@IAmKrishanPatel) January 28, 2020
Bloomberg’s support has grown steadily in the past few weeks, in large part due to spending over $30 million on campaign ads in recent months.
On Tuesday, according to a Morning Consult poll, Bloomberg polled higher than former Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and just two points behind Elizabeth Warren.
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