Michael Bloomberg

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Des Moines
Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon

Protesters interrupt Michael Bloomberg’s speech before the Des Moines premier of his film, Paris to Pittsburgh.

Ed writes, “Protesters interrupted the start of the event, and while one of their concerns seemed to be Bloomberg’s support for fracking, it was a very confusing message. After the film, Paris to Pittsburgh, we talked with Mr. Bloomberg. The film is excellent, laying out the urgency of climate change and proposing solutions. After a few minutes of casual conversation, Kathy shared with Bloomberg our opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. He responded, ‘What’s the bid deal? It’s underground.’ Then he quickly moved on to talking with other attendees. It’s hard to fathom such a disconnect.”

Bloomberg has since decided not to run for president.