"I understand the appeal of a businessman president. But Trump's business plan is a disaster in the making. He would make it harder for small businesses to compete, do great damage to our economy, [and] threaten the retirement savings of millions of Americans," the former New York City mayor said in a speech at the Democratic National Convention. "Trump is a risky, reckless, and radical choice. And we can't afford to make that choice."
"Most of us who have created a business know that we're only as good as the way our employees, clients, and partners view us. Most of us don't pretend that we're smart enough to make every big decision by ourselves. And most of us who have our names on the door know that we are only as good as our word, but not Donald Trump," said Bloomberg, who emphasized he's an independent, as the crowd cheered throughout his speech.
Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has been using his business acumen to appeal to voters, attempting to show off his leadership skills.
"Throughout his career, Trump has left behind a well-documented record of bankruptcies, thousands of lawsuits, angry shareholders and contractors who feel cheated, and disillusioned customers who feel ripped off. Trump says he wants to run the nation like he's run his business. God help us," Bloomberg said.