At a private event in 2016, then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a swing at the “progressive movement” and Sen. Elizabeth Warren while knocking President Barack Obama’s job performance.
In the audio, obtained and released by CNN on Monday, Bloomberg called the movement, which he associated with Warren, “scary.”
Bloomberg, a centrist who used to be a Republican but is now running for the Democratic presidential nomination, was asked a question about the far-right in Europe and used the opportunity to knock the Left in the United States and those who espouse liberal politics.
“The Left is arising. The progressive movement is just as scary,” he said. “Elizabeth Warren on one side and whoever you want to pick on the Republicans on the right side?”