Warren accuses Bloomberg of pregnancy discrimination in jaw-dropping debate moment

Elizabeth Warren went after Michael Bloomberg again on the Democratic debate stage – this time bringing up an allegation that he had reacted badly when a female employee told him she was pregnant. 

‘At least I didn’t hgave a boss who said to me, “Kill it!”‘ she declared, telling the audience how pregnancy discrimination was personal for her, and floating that Bloomberg was previously guilty of it. 

Bloomberg pushed back against the accusation vehemently and complained that he had already given in to Warren’s demands, only to have the senator prey on him again. 

‘The trouble is with this senator, enough is never enough,’ he said. 

Elizabeth Warren again went after Mike Bloomberg, but this time on the debate stage she accused him of pregnancy discrimination – claiming that he once told a pregnant employee to ‘Kill it!’ 

Mike Bloomberg vehemently pushed back against allegations that he once told an employee she should get an abortion

Mike Bloomberg vehemently pushed back against allegations that he once told an employee she should get an abortion 

Debate spat 2.0 began with Warren being asked by the moderators why she believed that Bloomberg would be the riskiest Democrat to nominate. 

‘Let’s think of it this way, we’re here in Charleston and you know who’s going to be in Charleston later this week is Donald Trump? He’s going to be here to raise money for his buddy, Senator Lindsey Graham. Who funded Lindsey Graham’s campaign for re-election last time?’ Warren asked. ‘It was Mayor Bloomberg. 

She also lambasted Bloomberg for giving money to Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican, when a female Democratic candidate lost the race by 1 point. 

‘In 2012, he scooped in to defend another Republican senator against a woman challenger,’ she said. ‘That was me,’ she revealed. 

‘It didn’t work, but he tried hard,’ she said. 

Warren said that no matter how much Bloomberg now funds Democratic causes, she said the core of the party will never support him.

‘He has not earned their trust. I will,’ she said. ‘And the fact that he cannot earn the trust of the core of the Democratic Party meabns he is the riskiest candidate on this stage.’ 

Bloomberg pushed back, by making a bold claim.     

‘I have been training for this job since I stepped on the pile that was still smoldering on 9/11,’ the New York City mayor said. ‘I am the one choice that makes some sense.’ 

‘And all those sideshows that the senator wants to bring up have nothing to do with that,’ he added. 

Warren took issue with Bloomberg calling her points a ‘sideshow.’ 

‘You know, this is personal for me. When I was 21 years old, I got my first job as a special education teacher. I loved that job. And by the end of the first year, I was visibly pregnant,’ she recalled. ‘The principal wished me luck and gave my job to someone else.’ 

Warren, then, went in for the ‘kill it.’ 

‘The way that Mayor Bloomberg said to one of his pregnant employees,’ she said.  

Bloomberg said he never said that. 

The accusation was made in a 1997 lawsuit.  

‘And for the record if she was a teacher in New York City she would never have that problem, we treated our teachers the right way,’ he said. 

From there the conversation turned back to Bloomberg’s company’s previous use of non-disclosure agreements, something that Warren hammered her for on the debate stage last week in Las Vegas. 

On Friday, Bloomberg announced that he would release three female former employees from NDAs that were specifically about complaints made about Bloomberg, as he’s been accused of making insensitive jokes. 

It was ‘probably wrong to make the jokes, I don’t remember what they were, but if it bothered them, I was wrong and I apologize and I’m sorry for that,’ Bloomberg said Tuesday night. 

Nevertheless, Warren persisted, in continuing to go after Bloomberg for the NDAs. 

 ‘I don’t know what else she wants us to do,’ Bloomberg said. ‘The trouble is with this senator, enough is never enough.’ 

‘I’m going to going to start focusing on some of these other things. We can’t relitigate this every time,’ Bloomberg continued. ‘We did what she asked and thank you, we probably made the world better because of it, and by my company renouncing using these we probably changed the corporate landscape all across America.’ 

With that, Pete Buttigieg chimed in. 

‘If you get nominated, we’ll be relitigating ths all year,’ he said in frustration. 

Warren was then asked where she got her information that a woman had been told to ‘Kill it!’ by Bloomberg. 

‘Her own words,’ Warren said, as the claim had been previously reported.

‘I never said it, period, end of story. Categorically never said it,’ Bloomberg responded. ‘When it I was accused of doing it, we couldn’t figure out what she was talking about.’ 

‘But right now I’m sorry if she heard what she thought she heard, whatever happened, but I didn’t take pleasure in any of that,’ the ex-mayor added.  

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