Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg and the Imperious Presidency

Until we start denuding the Oval Office, we will continue getting the royals we deserve.


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If Donald Trump could shoot somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue and get away with it, what brazenness might we expect from his fellow septuagenarian Manhattanite presidential candidate, Michael Bloomberg?

Written and narrated by Matt Welch. Motion graphics by Lex Villena.

Based on an article from our March 2020 issue.

Music Credits: In Former Rings by Unheard Music Concepts (Creative Commons License), Lex Villena—Origins, Chad Crouch—Negentropy (Creative Commons License)

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