February 17, 2020 - Bloomberg Calls out Bernie Bros


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 tweets: “We need to unite to defeat Trump in November. This type of “energy” is not going to get us there.” Bloomberg seeks to position himself as above the toxic masculinity and bullying of Bernie supporters, but is criticized because of recent reports that he both tolerated and contributed to toxic environments for women.