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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg took on Donald Trump during his DNC speech on Wednesday night. The line that got one of the biggest cheers from the crowd: "I'm a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one," he said.
Bloomberg, a powerful and successful businessman, described how Trump denounces manufacturers that move to Mexico or China but then outsources the clothes he sells, and how he says he'll deport the undocumented people in the country but has no problem hiring them. "Truth be told, the richest thing about Donald Trump is his hypocrisy," he said to more cheers before laying down even more burns:
Part of what made Bloomberg's speech so significant is that he went on the stage not as a Democrat or Republican, but as an independent who's looking for the best candidate for the job regardless of party affiliation. He ended his speech saying, "Together, let's elect a sane, competent person."
Bloomberg's name started trending on Twitter with reactions like these:
"The richest thing about Donald Trump is his hypocrisy." - Michael Bloomberg, basically dropping the mic like a god damn boss.— St. Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) July 28, 2016
I don't think anyone has given such an honest, scathing review of @realDonaldTrump as Michael Bloomberg. Damn!— Fat Twins on Mopeds (@fattwins) July 28, 2016
Damn Michael Bloomberg washing Trump clean.— Bashir (@Bashir_Mamu) July 28, 2016
Watch more of his speech here: