The 5 Most Devastating Burns in Michael Bloomberg’s DNC Donald Trump Takedown

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PHILADELPHIA — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg dragged Donald Trump Wednesday night, imploring independents to vote against his fellow New York billionaire for "love of country."

Bloomberg, an independent himself, did not mince words as he attacked Trump's business acumen, character and ability to lead. 

"I know there are many watching at home who ... are carefully weighing their choices," Bloomberg said of independents. "I understand their dilemma. I know what it is like to have neither party fully represent my views or values."

But he went on to say Trump must be defeated to save America.

Here are the five most painful blows Bloomberg landed on Trump throughout the course of his speech:

On Trump's business acumen:

Ouch.

On Trump's sizeable head start:

The burn bolstered the argument that Trump was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, as his father got Trump started with a $1 million check.

On Trump's dubious business ventures:

That one's about the lawsuits against Trump University, which is currently being sued for allegedly defrauding attendees.

On Trump's conflicting messages:

Oof. That line came after Bloomberg said Trump hires undocumented immigrants to construct his buildings, but then wants to deport them.

And, in closing...

Yes, in his conclusion, Bloomberg basically called Trump a lunatic.

He'll be here all week — tip your servers!

Watch the full speech here:

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Emily C. Singer

Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

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