Monday, 2020 Candidate Michael Bloomberg was under fire after a new video surfaced where he claims farming does not require much intelligence “I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer.”
Now Vice President Pence has a response.
“People for Bernie” responded on Twitter to the video, writing:
“Time and time again we see Bloomberg insulting the middle class and the working class, union members and not yet union members
Maybe it’s time for pundits to stop pretending he’s just another candidate
Bloomberg is an oligarch spending his play money to buy the White House”
I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer. It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn. You could learn that. Then we had 300 years of the industrial society. You put the piece of metal on the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow and you can have a job. And we created a lot of jobs. At one point, 98 percent of the world worked in agriculture, now it’s 2 percent in the United States.
Bloomberg on why farmers can’t work in information technology
MB: “I can teach anyone how to be a farmer 1 dig a hole 2 put a seed in 3 put dirt on top 4 add water 5 up comes the corn”
— Pete (@NYBackpacker) February 15, 2020
On the same day, by no coincidence Mike Pence shared a video about farmers himself, but his video put farmers in a much more flattering light.
Per DailyCaller, the video Pence shared is from a 2013 Ram Trucks advertisement that aired during the second half of the Super Bowl in 2013. The voice is that of conservative radio broadcaster Paul Harvey, who delivered it in 1978.
“‘I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild,’” Harvey said in the video Pence shared. “‘Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife’s done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon — and mean it.’”
“So God made a farmer.”
So God Made a Farmer 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/sbXSugMNyO
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) February 17, 2020
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com