Billionaire Mike Bloomberg spoke at a Fox News Town Hall event Monday night just hours before the Super Tuesday primaries; saying his use of a private jet is not hypocritical because he travels to eliminate coal jobs across the country.
“You’ve been very passionate about climate change. But, several folks out there want to know how you can fly around on private jets, take your jet to Bermuda to play golf, and still be such a strong proponent of climate change. Is that hypocrisy?” asked the moderators.
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“The answer is that I spend an awful lot of time flying around the country, flying around the world working on climate change. We have closed an awful lot of coal-fired power plants, and worked to try and train coal miners to get other jobs,” said Bloomberg.
Watch Bloomberg’s comments above.