Wikipedia Users Edited Bloomberg’s ‘Death’ Status After Warren’s Debate Smackdown On Him
After having qualified for his first-ever presidential debate, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg received a verbal smackdown from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, regarding comparisons to him and President Donald Trump.
The exchange happened early on in the debate, which took place on Wednesday evening in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“I’d like to talk about who we’re running against: a billionaire who calls women ‘fat broads’ and ‘horse-faced lesbians.’ And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump — I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg,” Warren said, noting the troubled history of the former mayor.
Warren went on:
“Democrats are not going to win if we have a nominee who has a history of hiding his tax returns, of harassing women, and of supporting racist policies like redlining and stop and frisk. Look, I’ll support whoever the Democratic nominee is, but understand this: Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another.”
Elizabeth Warren’s epic smackdown of Mike Bloomberg, an egocentric NYC billionaire with lots of baggage, shows that she’d do well debating another egocentric NYC billionaire with lots of baggage — Donald Trump. #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/8DXtYDxFsg
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) February 20, 2020
Commentators, like CNN’s Van Jones, took note of Warren’s comments early in the night as one of the main highlights of the evening. “Bloomberg went in as the Titanic — billion-dollar-machine Titanic,” Jones said, per reporting from the Washington Post. “Titanic, meet iceberg Elizabeth Warren.”
The attack from Warren also resulted in the user-moderated website Wikipedia changing details about Bloomberg’s life — with users editing his biography to say he died on Wednesday night.
Cause of death was listed as “Sen. Elizabeth Warren,” according to screenshot images. (The edits have since been removed.)
Some anonymous user just updated Michael Bloomberg’s Wikipedia page to reflect that he was murdered on this day by Elizabeth Warren pic.twitter.com/uDq0AEivkq
— Sejal Singh (@Sej_Singh) February 20, 2020
Pundits from various websites and news organizations have argued over who won the debate Wednesday night, with some saying it was a win for Warren, others arguing that Sen. Bernie Sanders had the best performance. Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg also reportedly had good performances, making it even harder to determine an outright winner.
But the consensus among experts was almost unanimous: Bloomberg lost the night.