Comedian Jackie Mason. (Getty Images)
Commenting on Michael Bloomberg’s left-wing views on gun control, comedian Jackie Mason said the billionaire was a hypocrite because he doesn’t want regular Americans to own guns to protect themselves but he has 12 bodyguards.
Jackie Mason made his remarks on AM 970 in New York City during the 2016 presidential campaign when Bloomberg, the former mayor of NYC, was considering a presidential run. Currently, Bloomberg is running for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.
Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg. (Getty Images)
On Aaron Klein’s Sunday radio show, Feb. 14, 2016, Mason said of Bloomberg, “He’s standing there with 12 bodyguards, telling you that you shouldn’t have a gun to protect you, while he has 12 guys protecting him! As if his life counts, but yours is not important?”
“If guns are not important and nobody should have a gun to protect himself, why does Bloomberg have 12 bodyguards?” said Mason. “Why doesn’t he stand there with 12 rabbis? Why do they have guns?”
“Instead of guns they should have pastrami sandwiches,” added the comedian.
Commenting on some of the 2016 candidates, Mason said, “It’s unbelievable that not only is a Jew now acceptable to run for president, now a Jew is a hit!”
“Because we have a Jew, if Bloomberg runs,” he said. “We have another Jew with [Vermont Sen. Bernie] Sanders running. And we had a black person before. And the only person who can’t get a job for the presidency is a tall, white gentile.”