Mayor Bloomberg Can’t Understand Why Reporters Keep Asking Him About Politics

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Mayor Bloomberg has been snapping at reporters who ask him about the mayoral race for over a year now, but for some reason they still think he has opinions about his successor. "I'm not running, so I don't know how, I don't understand what kind of an answer you expect me to give," an exasperated Bloomberg said on Thursday while trying to discuss his successful effort to reduce air pollution. He told another reporter, "I haven't literally, Miss, I have not listened to one campaign speech or seen one ad or watched one debate. I've got to worry about running the city." That raises more questions about how he knew Bill de Blasio's campaign was racist, but it clearly wasn't the time to ask. "Every press conference, all you want to do is ask about things you know I'm not going to say," he complained. "I'm not going to bother with the press conferences. There's just no reason to do it." Enjoy the clean air while it lasts, because this is the last time Bloomberg does anything nice for us.