(PresidentialWire.com) – Could it get any worse for Michael Bloomberg? The former NYC mayor has already faced embarrassment after audio leaks of him endorsing stop and frisk hit the news, but now he’s having to deal with the fact that he once said old people shouldn’t get cancer treatment.
Yeah, he really said that.
Back in 2011, Bloomberg said that a 95-year-old should be denied treatment if they suffered from a chronic disease like cancer.
In a recording, Bloomberg can be heard saying, “If you show up with prostate cancer and you’re 95, we should say ‘go and enjoy, have a nice day, live a long life.’ There’s no cure and we can’t do anything. If you’re a young person, we should do something about it.”
Bloomberg’s comments were unearthed as his presidential campaign released a new national health care plan designed to improve the lives of retirees. The plan also promised to give people on low income access to government retirement savings plans. Bloomberg’s campaign, despite his previous comments, promises better care for elderly people including limiting out-of-pocket costs for drugs and even offering federal health care coverage to cover long-term care.
Is it just me, or has Bloomberg had a conveniently-timed, massive awakening on some of the key issues?
It’s almost as if he’s changed his mind because he knows Democrats won’t support his real views…not unlike candidate Amy Klobuchar, who voted to support English as the national language in 2007 but now says it shouldn’t be!
Speaking on Sunday, Bloomberg criticized President Donald Trump’s record on social security. “When he was running for office, Donald Trump promised not to touch Social Security, and yet as president, he’s proposed cuts,” he said.
“When I’m in the White House, I will keep my word to seniors and to the American people.”
Bloomberg’s comments reference President Trump’s promise during the 2016 campaign not to cut social security, despite facing a backlash from other Republicans who said cuts were necessary to ensure the programs existed long-term.
Trump reaffirmed his position just last week when he spoked at the Governors Ball, stating, “We’re not touching Medicare. We want to keep Medicare. We’re not touching Social Security…We’re not decreasing Medicaid.”
Could he have been any clearer?