Mike Bloomberg made his debut on the debate stage Wednesday night. To put it kindly, it did not go well.
The former New York mayor has spent hundreds of millions of dollars of his personal fortune to buy his way into relevancy in the Democratic primary, but he appeared wholly unprepared for the onslaught of attacks from his fellow candidates in Las Vegas.
The field of Democrats essentially took turns teeing off on Bloomberg’s wealth, his history of sexual harassment, his Republican past, his racist mayoral tenure, and more. Bloomberg stumbled through retort after retort, drawing boos and groans from the audience on multiple occasions. Meanwhile, his opponents — particularly Elizabeth Warren, who landed several punishing blows — were cheered.
Here are four of the most notable exchanges.
1. Warren goes for the jugular out of the gate, calls Bloomberg an “arrogant billionaire”
Warren teased on Twitter earlier this week that she planned to go after Bloomberg in Las Vegas. She didn’t waste any time.