Liddle Mike Bloomberg got snubbed at a historically black church when he tried to speak, and it’s not a good look for his campaign.
Members of a congregation turned their backs to Mike Bloomberg as he spoke at a church in Selma, AL. pic.twitter.com/wuSP1mVjJR— The Hill (@thehill) March 1, 2020
Yikes. That is bad. It just looks bad. And notice the members didn’t have to do anything too radical, they just made a stand peacefully, which is their right. One might question if church is the proper place for this, BUT one can also argue that the church MADE it that place by having Bloomberg speak during his presidential campaign.
More from the Washington Times:
According to a report in the New York Daily News, several members of Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church stood up and turned their back on Mr. Bloomberg as he was was speaking.
The Daily News said numerous images of the protests were posted to social media.
The Democratic presidential hopeful was speaking on the 55th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when police attacked civil-rights marchers trying to cross a bridge.
Here’s more from social media:
During @MikeBloomberg’s remarks at Brown AME Church on this 55th Anniversary Bridge Crossing Jubilee, several parishioners stood up and turned their backs to Bloomberg in a silent protest. Photo via @BenPu_nbc’s feed pic.twitter.com/ZkaeHJi445— Maura Barrett (@MauraBarrettNBC) March 1, 2020
Contrast the reaction when Biden came by:
Meanwhile when Biden came into the church, he was immediately seated behind the altar alongside Rep. Sewell, Sen. Jones, Stacey Abrams and Rev. Sharpton. Bloomberg is sitting in the first pew of the congregation— Marianna Sotomayor (@MariannaReports) March 1, 2020
Sewell said that Biden has “earned the right to sit at the pulpit” pic.twitter.com/Lh65gZtTEs
And that makes even less sense, but whatever. It’s damaging to Bloomberg’s campaign, and I think he is probably gonna have to drop his presidential hopes soon…