Michael Bloomberg “brushed back critiques about his wealth and bristled at the suggestion that he was using it to buy success in the 2020 presidential race, arguing that other Democrats who have complained about his entry into their party’s primary could have taken it upon themselves to earn their own personal fortunes, as he had done,” the New York Times reports.
Said Bloomberg: “They had a chance to go out and make a lot of money. And how much of their own money do they put into their campaigns?”
He added: “I’m doing exactly the same thing they’re doing, except that I am using my own money. They’re using somebody else’s money and those other people expect something from them. Nobody gives you money if they don’t expect something. And I don’t want to be bought.”Save to Favorites