We need to unite to defeat Trump in November. This type of “energy” is not going to get us there. https://t.co/bPuUZMs2d6 pic.twitter.com/Tdp6mpWjcX
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) February 17, 2020
In an online video, Bloomberg presents a series of tweets and texts from Sanders supporters that attack Democratic presidential candidates. Referring to these “Bernie Bros,” a name for male Sanders supporters attacking Clinton and her backers in 2016 (often via sexist attacks), Bloomberg argues “this type of ‘energy'” will not help to defeat Trump. Bloomberg seeks to position himself as above the toxic masculinity and bullying of Bernie supporters, but he faces criticism because of recent reports that he both tolerated and contributed to toxic environments for women.