New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman had a bit of a disagreement with a top adviser to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg about whether the Democratic candidate is sensitive to President Trump's jabs towards his height. Bloomberg is holding the rally to mark the beginning of early voting in Tennessee ahead of the Super Tuesday primary on March 3rd. "But after hearing what Mike Bloomberg has to say - on gun safety, economic justice, equity, the environment, health care, the planet - I changed my mind."Mount Rainier, Maryland, Mayor Malinda Miles and Birmingham, Alabama, Mayor William Bell are the two other mayors that bring Bloomberg's mayoral endorsements to 111, according to the campaign.The Miles, Bell and Hardy endorsements came on Thursday, hours after Bloomberg announced his Mike for Black America initiative, a program to help engage the black community on key issues".
Mike Bloomberg is now running for President as a democrat, so the whole spat is clearly political.
"If you were a black person in NY, you were stopped two times a day, three times a day, you couldn't go to your house, they were stopping you every day", Trump told Geraldo Rivera during a lengthy interview on Thursday, adding "What Bloomberg did to the black community was a disgrace".
Among the Instagram content creators recruited by Bloomberg are fuckjerry, grapejuiceboys and tank.sinatra, each of which has millions of followers.
The Bloomberg campaign declined to say how much it paid for the sponsored posts, or if it had more in the works.
Now, it appears he's turned his attention to Instagram, as The New York Times reports his campaign has begun to reach out to influencers and meme accounts and offered to sponsor posts created to position him as hip and cool. Advertisers pay the influential users directly to post about their brand.
One of the richest men in the world, Bloomberg is financing his own campaign and has already neared $350 million on ads, according to ad-tracking firm Advertising Analytics.
Forbes estimates Trump to be worth 20 times less than Bloomberg - or $3.1bn - with very little of that in liquid assets.