When Bernie Sanders heard about the report that Amazon owner Jeff Bezos asked fellow billionaire Michael Bloomberg if he thought he would run into the 2020 presidential race, he could hardly contain his laughter. Sanders laughed so hard he couldn't answer Rap.
Alexandria Okazio-Cortez, who was campaigning in Iowa for Sanders, took over and began answering the reporter's question. "Of course!" She said on the Des Moines register. "They have class solidarity. Billionaires take care of each other. They are ready to overcome diversity and background and even politics. "Ocasio-Cortez went on to state that" the fact that Bill Gates seems more willing to vote for Donald Trump than anyone else tells you everything you need to know about how far they've come. they are ready to go to defend their surplus, at the expense of everyday Americans. "
At that moment, Sanders was able to compose himself and he jumped. "Jeff Bezos, worth $ 150 billion in support of Mike Bloomberg, whose value is only $ 50 billion, is real class solidarity," Sanders said as he continued to laugh. "I'm impressed by this local movement." Earlier in the day, at the Des Moines Summit on Climate Change, Sanders sent a clear message to Bloomberg . "Tonight, we're telling Michael Bloomberg and other billionaires: We're sorry you won't buy this election."
Sanders was not the only candidate to mention call announcements. Senator Elizabeth Warren also made the news with a tweet that was dripping with sarcasm. "One billionaire calls another billionaire asking him to run for president – I'm shocked!" Warren tweets .
"Here's the deal: Companies like Amazon have too much power and billionaires like @JeffBezos and @MikeBloomberg have to intervene so that everyone can succeed. "
Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez went on to do so in a joint interview with ABC News. Bloomberg's apparent effort to jump into the race at this stage illustrates "the billionaire's arrogance," Sanders said. "I'm doing five events this weekend right here in Iowa," Sanders added. "We're all in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada, California. But it's too important. You see, when you're worth $ 50 billion, I guess you don't need to have meetings in the city, you don't need to talk to ordinary people. What you are doing is take, I guess, a few billion dollars, and buy the state of California. "
The frequent mention of Bloomberg is more than just talking. Sanders uses his apparent involvement in the race as a talking point for fundraising. "Did you see the news? Mike Bloomberg is submitting documents to run for president of the United States, "a recent email to supporters said. "Just what America needs … another billionaire using his wealth to try to buy an election."
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