Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

the third terminator

Bloomberg Can’t Recall Ever Criticizing De Blasio

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08:  Democratic nominee for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (L) appears on stage with current New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at "CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges," an event sponsored by The Atlantic, The Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies on October 8, 2013 in New York City. The event, which took place on October 6-8, brought together 300 global city leaders, city planners, scholars, architects, artists and others for a symposium on urban ideas.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg has been unusually nice to Bill de Blasio since the election, or has at least refrained from calling his proposals "about as dumb a policy as I can think of" and his campaign "class-warfare and racist." Yet when asked about the switch at a press conference Thursday, he revealed his selective amnesia is acting up again. "I don’t think that I particularly criticized him," said Bloomberg. "Bill de Blasio was picked by a majority of the voters who exercised their franchise to vote and my job is to work with whoever wins the election. And incidentally, I’m going to live here the rest of my life. So I want to make sure the next administration does a good job in the city." To be fair, Bloomberg might have meant that he didn't single out De Blasio, and he did make it pretty clear that he was terribly disappointed with the entire mayoral field.

0
Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images