Democratic presidential hopefuls kicked off Wednesday night’s debate in Nevada with a fiery exchange of insults, with trailing candidates taking aim at newcomer Mike Bloomberg and front runner Bernie Sanders.
Bloomberg seized on his first question from an NBC moderator by saying the Vermont senator would be an unelectable candidate in the general election because of his health care policy that would kick people off their plans.
“I don’t think there’s any chance of the senator beating President Trump,” Bloomberg said.
“If he goes and is the candidate, we will have Donald Trump for another four years, and we can’t stand that,” he added.
Former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg also piled on Sanders, claiming the Democratic socialist is “at war” with Nevada’s influential Culinary Union.
“You’re not the only one who cares about the working class, most Americans believe we need to empower workers. As a matter of fact, you’re the one who is at war with the Culinary Union right here in Las Vegas,” Buttigieg said.
Sanders shot back that his campaign has more union support across the country than “you have ever dreamed of.”
Buttigieg also took a shot at Bloomberg, urging his party to back a candidate “who’s actually a Democrat.”
In the debates opening moments, Warren blasted Bloomberg as “a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians.”
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