Billionaires brawl: Donald Trump throws Twitter temper tantrum after "Little" Mike Bloomberg's DNC speech

Trump's camp was "caught off guard" by Bloomberg's appearance, explaining his uninspired live tweets on Thursday

By Brendan Gauthier
July 29, 2016 7:21PM (UTC)
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Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg (AP/Brynn Anderson/Reuters/Brendan McDermid/Photo montage by Salon)

GOP nominee Donald Trump effectively split one Twitter tirade between Hillary Clinton, who accepted the Democratic nomination on Thursday night, and Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire former-mayor of New York, who spoke on Wednesday.

Clinton repeatedly trashed her opponent in a lengthy acceptance speech. "Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis,” she said. “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”


Trump live-tweeted Clinton's speech, but with so little energy that some questioned whether or not he'd actually written them:

On Friday morning, however, Trump awoke reenergized and hungry to commandeer the news cycle:

Bloomberg's appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday reportedly "blind-sided" the Trump campaign.


Another former-mayor, Rudy Giuliani — who spoke at the Republican's convention one week prior — told The New York Post, "I didn’t know until you did that Mike would give a speech at the Democratic Party convention."

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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