MANCHESTER, N.H. — Michael Bloomberg made his second visit to New Hampshire Tuesday, using the opportunity to step up his criticisms of President Donald Trump. But he didn’t stop there. Story Continued Below Bloomberg also trashed fellow billionaire Howard Schultz for considering an independent presidential bid, and dismissed Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax as “probably unconstitutional.” “We shouldn’t be embarrassed about our system. You want to look at a system that’s not capitalistic, just take a look at what was perhaps the wealthiest country in the world and now people are starving to death. It’s called Venezuela,” Bloomberg said of Warren’s proposal, speaking to reporters after an afternoon factory tour in Nashua. He also balked at tuition-free college, a key pillar to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 bid for the White House. “Free college tuition would be a nice thing to do but unfortunately professors want to get paid,” Bloomberg said. “It’s totally impractical.” Bloomberg, who has made fighting global warming and the gun lobby central tenets of his political identity, made the case at St. Anselm College that climate change poses one of the biggest challenges to the planet, from increasing the risks from hurricanes and wildfires to killing… Read full this story
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