Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire and Democrat megadonor, was called out during an interview that aired on Friday on PBS’s “Firing Line” for repeatedly praising the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Bloomberg’s remarks came in response to a question from Margaret Hoover about climate change and how the United States can get India and China to be more responsible in reducing carbon emissions.
“China is doing a lot, India is doing some, but I think China is doing a lot,” Bloomberg responded. “Yes, they’re still building a lot of coal-fired power plants … but they’re now moving plants away from the cities.”
“The Communist Party wants to stay in power in China and they listen to the public,” Bloomberg continued. “When the public says ‘I can’t breathe the air,’ Xi Jinping is not a dictator, he has to satisfy his constituents or he’s not going to survive.” . . .
Hoover, however, did not let Bloomberg off the hook about his comments on the CPC being responsive to the people of China, saying, “the idea that the Chinese government is responsive to sort of a Democratic expression of fresh air, clean air … ”
Firing Line host Margaret Hoover shreds Democrat megadonor Michael Bloomberg for his shocking defense of the Communist Party of China pic.twitter.com/bLNrm037gR
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 29, 2019
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) September 27, 2019
— Michael C Moynihan (@mcmoynihan) September 27, 2019
Bloomberg is drawing a moral equivalence between one of the most repressive regimes on the planet and democratic societies. On the basis that in China there are "stakeholders." So how are the Tibetan, Uighur, and Christian stakeholders doing? Asking for a friend. https://t.co/x37o4LwSkJ
— Clifford D. May (@CliffordDMay) September 27, 2019
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