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DNC Crowd Yells “Traitor” at Michael Bloomberg, Delegates Turn Their Backs

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Michael Bloomberg at a news conference at the COP21 climate summit in Paris, on Dec. 4, 2015. (Photo: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg/Getty)

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.

Delegate at the Democratic National Convention turned their backs as Michael Bloomberg spoke to the crowd. Photo: Shannon Bream

Delegate at the Democratic National Convention turned their backs as Michael Bloomberg spoke to the crowd. Photo: Shannon Bream

One delegate from Virginia was not impressed — overheard after Bloomberg speech saying, “This is really effective — one billionaire to another. Boring.”

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Data Journalism Editor

Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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    America has now reached the point of diminishing returns. The PEOPLE, en masse, do not trust their government, their politicians, their institutions. The government is run by lobbyists, wall street venture capitalists and the Banks. They are all globalists, job killers, for open borders and cheap labor. This is a terrible outcome for the vast majority of Americans, who can no longer see a brighter future for themselves or their children.

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    You dam right

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