Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he was going to deliver an “unconventional convention speech” at the DNC, but it wasn’t well-received. While he had some zingers prepared, they were met with turned backs and chants of “You ruined New York City!”
“There are times when I disagree with Hillary,” he told the crowd in his endorsement. “But whatever our disagreements may be, I’ve come here to say: We must put them aside for the good of our country. And we must unite around the candidate who can defeat a dangerous demagogue.”
“I’ve been a Democrat, I’ve been a Republican, and I eventually became an Independent because I don’t believe either party has a monopoly on good ideas or strong leadership,” he said. However, delegates were turning their backs and holding signs that read “racist” among other things, a protest to the former mayor’s policy of “stop and frisk,” which was ruled constitutional.
One delegate from Virginia was not impressed — overheard after Bloomberg speech saying, “This is really effective — one billionaire to another. Boring.”