Bermuda Premier David Burt chats with philanthropist Michael Bloomberg and AIG President & CEO Brian Duperreault about America’s beneficial relationship with Bermuda, the business benefits of the island…and the US presidential election on April 3, 2019:
MICHAEL BLOOMBERG: ‘Throw the bums out, they haven’t delivered, they didn’t listen to us.’ If you go to the middle of the country, people would say. If your conversation during a presidential election is about some guy wearing a dress and whether he, she, or it can go to the locker room with their daughter, that’s not a winning formula for most people. They care about health care, they care about education, they care about safety, and all of those kinds of things. And some of these social issues — and not just the American government, the EU government does as well — we are focusing on a lot of things that have little relevance to people who are trying to live in a world that is changing because of technology and communications and things like that. And so you can understand where somebody like Trump comes from; you can understand when you look at the Democratic Party, they are so far left that two years ago there was nobody on their side who would take these positions, and today virtually all the candidates for president of the Democratic Party are so progressive. I don’t know what progressive means. They are in a place where some of the American public is, and it remains to be seen if the remainder of the electorate is.