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Michael Bloomberg is calling it like he sees it. Trump is a pathological liar. A Bloomberg spokesperson said Trump lies about everything-"his fake hair, his spray on tan, his obesity."
As reported by Politico:
After coming under a barrage of attacks from the president Sunday, Bloomberg responded by calling Trump a “pathological liar” — standard rhetoric among Democrats. But then his campaign went further.
“The president,” Bloomberg spokeswoman Julie Wood said, “lies about everything: his fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan.”
Not since Marco Rubio mocked Trump’s supposedly small hands — a stand-in, the unspoken logic went, for lacking in another anatomical department — has one of his rivals tried to play the personal insult game against the disparager-in-chief. The common belief is that it’s a lost cause, and only backfires, as Rubio learned the hard way, on the person who tries.
Trump fired first on Sunday. In a series of tweets, he blasted Bloomberg’s eponymous news service as “fake,” accused him without evidence of receiving special treatment from the Democratic National Committee as part of a conspiracy against Bernie Sanders, and mocked the billionaire former New York mayor’s diminutive stature.
And in his pre-taped Super Bowl interview with Fox host Sean Hannity, Trump referred to Bloomberg simply as “little,” rather than his actual name. He also claimed Bloomberg is asking to stand on a box at future debates, which Bloomberg's campaign denied.
“Why should he be entitled to that? Really! Does that mean everyone else gets a box?” Trump said. “It’s very interesting.”
Bloomberg, who is listed as 5 feet 8 inches, responded in brief remarks to reporters in Los Angeles.
“I stand twice as tall on the stage that matter,” Bloomberg said. “This is what happens when somebody like me rises in the polls. All of a sudden the other candidates get scared and I think Donald Trump knows that I can beat him. And that’s why he comes back with those kinds of comments.”
Politico further reports that Bloomberg relishes getting under Donald Trump’s skin. If this exchange is any predictor a Bloomberg vs. Trump race will be more than colorful.
Read: Bloomberg camp mocks Trump’s ‘fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan’ from Politico
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