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Bloomberg 'Just Went There' With Trump

And there's other political chatter on Sunday
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2020 1:20 PM CST
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Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a campaign event, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Burlington, Vt.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – In Politico's words, "Mike Bloomberg's campaign just went there." Facing a wave of attacks from President Trump, the Democratic candidate fired back Sunday with "pathological liar"—not an unusual retort for Dems—then dared to engage in a game of personal insults. "The president lies about everything: his fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan," said Bloomberg spokeswoman Julie Wood. This after Trump slammed the billionaire New Yorker on Twitter, calling him "Mini Mike," accusing him of being "part of the Fake News," and saying he has to "stand on boxes, or a lift, during the debates." Bloomberg responded in Los Angeles that "I stand twice as tall as he does on the stage that matters." In other Sunday chatter:

  • Rep. Adam Schiff: "I'm not letting the senators off the hook," he said on CBS' Face the Nation. "We're still going to go into to the Senate this week and make the case why this president needs to be removed."
  • Pete Buttigieg: "SNL's mockery of the trial almost seemed like it was a process that had more integrity than the actual trial having no witnesses at all and it beats you down, but if the Senate is the jury right now, we are the jury tomorrow," he said on NBC's Meet the Press.
  • Jared Kushner on the new Middle East peace plan: "If [Palestinians] don't think that they can uphold these standards, then I don't think we can get Israel to take the risk to recognize them as a state," he said on CNN's Fareed Zakaria.
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar: "It was a tragic case, it was a big deal within the African American community and our focus was on bringing the people to justice and doing justice for [Tyesha Edward's] family," she said on Fox News Sunday about a black man, Myon Burrell, her office imprisoned in the death of Edward when she was a prosecutor, per the Hill; an AP report questions the evidence against Burrell.
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