Just days after Bernie Sanders' campaign co-chair Nina Turner blasted Democratic Party Presidential Nominee candidate Mike Bloomberg as an "oligarch," during a furious MSNBC segment, it seems one member of the public has had enough of the juxtaposition of a billionaire blowing hundred of millions of dollars to become President with the victory last night of an avowed anti-wealth socialist.
At a rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Wednesday for the former New York City Mayor, a furious middle-aged woman, clinging tightly to her handbag, stormed the stage and excalimed:
"Bloomberg is trying to buy this Election... That is not Democracy! That is plutocracy!"
Protester at Bloomberg Rally: “Bloomberg is trying to buy this Election. That is not Democracy! That is plutocracy!” pic.twitter.com/ZrGKQVSDxN— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 12, 2020
You can see her point when you consider the massive, outsized amount of ad-spend Bloomberg has been gushing into markets nationwide...
As fivethirtyeight,com details, this amounts to almost $300 million in spending on ads by the Bloomberg campaign.
But that is a drop in the bucket considering Bloomberg is worth over $60 billion, and is one of the richest people in the world, according to Forbes.