21 Feb 2020

Mike Bloomberg grilled in Democratic primary debate

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 21 February 2020

Michael Bloomberg's billions got him onto the Democratic primary debate stage - but did nothing to spare the former mayor of New York from the barrage he faced.

Until now the former mayor of New York had stayed away from the early part of the contest, focusing instead on national advertising.

Once he stepped on stage, the gloves came off.

Elizabeth Warren led the critiques of Bloomberg's record on policing, race relations and sexism in the work-place.

Senator Warren challenged him to release women who alleged sexism and misogynistic behavior by Bloomberg, and at his company, from non-disclosure agreements.

US correspondent Kevin McAleese speaks to Susie Ferguson.