Billionaire former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg's presidential candidacy has seen a boost in recent weeks despite him having yet to appear on a debate stage or a primary ballot.
Bloomberg championed New York's controversial Stop and Frisk law, which was found unconstitutional in 2013 for disproportionately targeting Black and Brown communities.
A recent tape of Bloomberg defending the law's devastating effect on people of color recently surfaced, calling into question what his policies on race would be as President.
Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who appeared on Fox News to criticize the language used by Bloomberg in the video.
Sarah Sanders says Bloomberg will have serious problems with Women and African Americans. She also says his languag… https://t.co/7YqMpek0ws— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi)1581477959.0
Apparently forgetting what irony is, Sanders said:
"If he continues to rise, he is going to have serious problems with women, with African-Americans. His record, his language is offensive and atrocious."
Bloomberg's stance was indefensible, but Sanders souns a lot different when defending her former boss's own "offensive and atrocious" language.
Only two months ago, Sanders defended him when he attacked a recently widowed Congresswoman at a Michigan rally:
Look, the president's a fighter. He's somebody who is never going to take a punch and not punch back.
When Trump used a racial slur for indigenous peoples to refer to Senator Elizabeth Warren, Sanders said:
"I think what most people find offensive is Senator Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career."
Trump used the slur at an event honoring the Navajo Code Talkers.
When Trump accused Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinsky of "bleeding badly from a facelift," Sanders said:
"I don't think you can expect someone to be personally attacked day after day, minute by minute, and sit back. When the president gets hit, he's going to hit back harder."
As for "problems" with support from women and African-Americans, Trump has infamously low support from both.
The irony was too much.
I know, can you believe Bloomberg sexually accosted two dozen women, spews racist/antisemitic/bigoted remarks & rec… https://t.co/vb9JzhNCGo— Emily Brandwin (@Emily Brandwin)1581529790.0
HOW RICH. https://t.co/aq0yionzpa— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool)1581517842.0
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! Has she met her candidate? https://t.co/qDLdRAULKU— Morgan Fairchild (@Morgan Fairchild)1581478754.0
Sarah Sanders must have forgotten who she used to work for. https://t.co/cc9e1OEwhw— Pants McShirt (@Pants McShirt)1581513569.0
The universe is fake. This cannot possibly be real. We're living in a simulation. Gonna quit my job and do as many… https://t.co/zYUDxSY7TH— Iowa App Dev (@Iowa App Dev)1581529892.0
who wants to tell her https://t.co/VrHVVQY7ch— shauna (@shauna)1581533049.0
If we replaced "Bloomberg" with "Trump" - this would be the 1st truth #SarahSanders ever spoke. #WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/oMsMo6m3p9— The Wiseman Said🗨️ (@The Wiseman Said🗨️)1581523610.0
At least Sanders is consistent in her lies.