While the Iowa caucus, the first leg of the Democratic nomination contest for the presidential election of November 3, was held on Monday February 3, "Le Monde" launches its campaign logbook. A daily update, first of all five days a week until September, with campaign facts, political advertisements, polls, maps and figures that allow us to follow and experience the most important electoral competition in the world.
The fact of the day
Michael Bloomberg, in Houston on February 13.
The wealthiest man in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, billionaire Michael Bloomberg concentrated the attacks on Donald Trump and his Democratic rivals on Thursday, February 13. For weeks, the President of the United States has been ironic about his average size. He reoffended on his account by calling "Mini Mike Bloomberg", a self-made man more than ten times richer than him " LOSER who has money, but who does not know how to debate, and who has no presence. " "Mini Mike is a dead weight of 1.63 m who does not want to debate on the platform with professional political leaders", he added.
While Michael Bloomberg had appeared to be indifferent to the tactics of the President of the United States of systematically bashing his opponents, he responded in the same tone on the same channel on Thursday. " @realDonaldTrump, he wrote using the name of the president's twitter account, we know a lot of common people in New York. Behind your back, they laugh at you and call you a fair clown. "" They know you inherited your fortune and spoiled it with your stupid plans and incompetence. I have the experience and the resources to fight you. And I will beat you Continued Michael Bloomberg.
The latter has also come under heavy criticism from some Democratic candidates who point to the considerable sums invested by the billionaire in the nomination contest, with which none of them can compete. Senator Elizabeth Warren, at a meeting in Virginia, was indignant that he could imagine " just buy the nomination ". She returned to criticize them for comments made by Mike Bloomberg during the subprime financial crisis in which he believed that politicians had forced banks to lend money to residents of underprivileged neighborhoods. "In a democracy, you don't have the right to buy the presidency "Said Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, who dominates the start of the Democratic race, words echoed by former vice president Joe Biden, also on Thursday.