Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t happy with the FAA’s decision to temporarily ban flights to and from Israel, and in Jerusalem this afternoon, he was also unhappy with Wolf Blitzer‘s line of questioning.
“Don’t be ridiculous…why would you think that?” Bloomberg said, responding to Blitzer asking if he thought political motivations factored into the flight ban.
“It’s an outrage for you to accuse one of our agencies…” Bloomberg said before Blitzer interrupted, “I’m not accusing anyone, I’m just asking.” Bloomberg then talked over Blitzer. “By asking the question you’re implying that our government does things for political reasons–and maybe every once in awhile they do–but it’s your job to prove it,” Bloomberg continued. “Just the allegation against our government, I personally take as an offense…just the tone of the question of trying to create dissension; it’s insulting to America.”
Eight minutes later, Bloomberg popped up on Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” After speaking about the FAA ban, Cavuto asked Bloomberg if he’ll be running for president in 2016. “No,” the former mayor simply responded.
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