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Elizabeth Warren Insults Vertically Challenged Mike Bloomberg

February 23, 2020

Elizabeth Warren went after fellow Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg for his wealth, history with women, law enforcement policies – and his height.

“I want to talk specifically for just a minute at the top about a threat that is coming our way. And it’s a big threat – not a tall one, but a big one:  Michael Bloomberg,” Warren said during a speech to supporters in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, February 22.

Warren was reacting to results of the Nevada caucuses, in which she was projected to come in fourth.

Warren stands 5 feet 8 inches tall, one inch taller than Bloomberg, who stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, according to medical records cited by The Washington Post.

Bloomberg did not contest Iowa, New Hampshire, or Nevada, and is not contesting South Carolina, either. Instead, he is hoping to make a splash on Super Tuesday, which is Tuesday, March 3.

Warren ridiculed the Democratic billionaire on Saturday night.

“Now this is important to pay attention to now. Because he has stiffed the first four states, and he plans to come in on Super Tuesday and immediately afterwards here in Washington, drop hundreds of millions of dollars, and buy this election,” Warren said, according to a video posted on YouTube.

She continued:

“He argues that he is the safest bet to beat Donald Trump. He not safe, he’s just rich.

“And here’s the problem:  He’s hiding his taxes. He doesn’t want you to see them until after the election. Who knows what lurks there? He has a history now of harassing women and of gender discrimination. And he has defended racist policies like redlining and stop-and-frisk.

“So let’s think about that:  Billionaire who hides his taxes, has a bad history with women, and defends racist policies. Let me just put it this way:  We’re not substituting one arrogant billionaire with another in 2020,” Warren said, to cheers from her audience.

Bloomberg’s relative shortness has led President Donald Trump to ridicule him as “Mini Mike.” Trump even cast doubt on Bloomberg’s reported height in a tweet last week:

If 5 feet 7 inches is correct, Bloomberg is taller than Hillary Clinton (5 feet 5 inches) and the country’s fourth president, James Madison (5 feet 4 inches), and the same height as the country’s second president, John Adams (5 feet 7 inches).

He is taller than former presidents Martin Van Buren and Benjamin Harrison (5 feet 6 inches), and the same height as William McKinley (5 feet 7 inches). (The height statistics come from a 1993 book titled Facts About the Presidents:  A Compilation of Biographical and Historical Information, by Joseph Nathan Kane.)

The shortest president since McKinley was Harry Truman, who stood 5 feet 9 inches. Jimmy Carter’s height is listed at 5 feet 9 ½ inches.

The shortest major party candidate in modern times (among men) is Michael Dukakis, who is listed at 5 feet 8 inches.

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