I mean, is he wrong?
Either Bloomberg just happened to change his entire belief/value system over the past few years (particularly the past year), or he’s completely full of pandering garbage.
…I’m inclined to think the latter.
According to The Daily Wire:
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg released a video this week stressing his campaign’s commitment to LGBTQ+ voters, and focusing on “inclusivity” for at-risk youth, including, apparently, youth who identify as trangender.
I lived in @MikeBloomberg’s New York, and I saw him fight every day for the LGBTQ+ community. And not just the adults. He fought for the kids who are so vulnerable. We need that kind of compassion in our next president. pic.twitter.com/CgkTMYhxke
— Isaac Mizrahi (@IsaacMizrahi) February 18, 2020
You have an attractive hand of cards.. I see you, but I’m going to raise you…
Bloomberg on transgender rights, in 2019: "If your conversation during a presidential campaign is about some guy wearing a dress and whether he, she, or IT can go to the locker room.. You can see where somebody like Trump comes from."pic.twitter.com/d2tVWfSsfU
— cursed-dem wine cave (@kallllisti) February 19, 2020
“If your conversation during a presidential election is about some guy wearing a dress and whether he, she, or it can go to the locker room with their daughter, that’s not a winning formula for most people.
“You can understand when you look at the Democratic Party, they are so far left that two years ago there was nobody on their side who would take these positions, and today virtually all the candidates for president of the Democratic Party are so progressive. I don’t know what progressive means.”
I can certainly understand what Bloomberg is trying to say when he suggests that being ‘too left’ is just too extreme to win, where the progressivism is essentially a big showcase now.
Though his word choice was insensitive back then, especially for the platform he’s trying to currently create and maintain, he apparently does (or at least did) contribute to the transgender community. I don’t agree with the transgender ‘movement’ but I can’t be disingenuous and not be honest.
According to The Daily Wire:
A Bloomberg spokesperson added that “Mike understands that the transgender community has been under attack for decades and the advance of rights has not been equal. In April 2002, during his first year as mayor, Mike signed a sweeping transgender civil rights bill into law.
His company provides comprehensive health care coverage for his transgender employees. As president, he has a comprehensive plan to secure rights for transgender Americans, including passing the Equality Act, ensuring transgender people have access to affirming health care and working to end the crisis of violence against transgender women.”
All I know is that this video is going to bite him in the butt because it definitely appears to be campaign flip-flopping.