Mike Bloomberg, a wealthy Democrat who has joined the presidential race this year made an appearance on “The View” that could hurt his credibility in the long run. It could also on the flipside shows that he is not afraid to take on the grave responsibility of his past actions. As Mayor of New York from the years 2002 to 2013 made some intense moves that ended up having memorable consequential effects on thousands of people, many of who are disenfranchised black men. The way he handled this question over “Stop and Frisk” with Sunny Hostin is a telltale sign of whether minorities will put support behind his campaign in 2020.
Hard Line Questions
Always when it comes to “The View” there can be controversy at every turn whether it is forced or not. On a show where you unapologetically tackle such vital issues connected to the political sphere, some resistance is expected. So, Mike Bloomberg visiting “The View” would be a test of if he can withstand the heat that is blunt questioning. Now, everyone knows that with Sunny Hostin who is an educated past prosecutor there is going to be no passing over the real issues. She with a feminine strength went ahead with asking Bloomberg if he was apologetic about “Stop and Frisk” as well as its disproportionate effects on black and brown communities. His response in a truly political way was hard to pin down. Many viewers could no tell if he was genuinely sorry or not. He seemed to justify it even though Sunny came through with her Teflon facts. This method of trying to reduce crime didn't help as much as it hurt communities of color. Bloomberg fired back with his reasoning that he created the law from the beginning to protect those same minorities. Still, the public does not look satisfied with his apologies.
Stop and Frisk
Bloomberg in relation to the media doesn't get as much shine as his opponents Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg. But, he is still standing strong in his campaign and has the capital to do it. With his money and influence, Bloomberg could be a great tooth and nail antithesis to Donald Trump. Both men being businessmen could give the country an easier pick of which person really knows what their talking about, versus the quintessential politician. If he does gain a stronger following he could be a fierces contender. Also as the conversation was changing something interesting he let fly was that if he doesn't get very far in this race, he will put millions behind whoever can. Andrew Yang another not as sensationalized candidate said that he would definitely support anyone who is going head to head with Trump. So, with time we will see who will put their boots to the pavement and give the American people what they want.