Billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg insults farmers and blue-collar workers by saying that anyone could do their jobs and that they have "less gray matter"; it's not a recent clip and is from a talk that he did at Oxford University in 2016 but it's gone viral in the last few days - Washington Times;Bloomberg is kind of like an "anti-Trump". Trying to buy his way to a US Presidency.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg once said that farming and factory jobs don’t require much gray matter, as opposed to information-era jobs.
In a 2016 talk at Oxford University in England, a clip of which went viral over the weekend, the 2020 Democratic presidential contender belittled both agricultural and industrial jobs as simple and simplistic.
“I could teach anybody, even the people in this room” to be a farmer, he said, calling agriculture “a process.”
“You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn,” he said.
He spoke similarly of factory jobs as mechanical repetition requiring no brain power.
“You put the piece of metal in the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow, and you can have a job,” he continued.
Charming, a real man of the people isn't he.
Another past episode in his career on what a piece of work Bloomberg is: