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Angry Bloomberg asks debate moderators if he’s ‘chicken liver’

The New York billionaire was upset that he wasn't getting more time to speak.

Feb 19, 2020, 9:32 pm*

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Mikael Thalen 

Mikael Thalen

Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg questioned whether he was “chicken liver” on Wednesday during the Democratic debate.

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The billionaire was overheard uttering the phrase while attempting to catch the attention of the debate’s moderators.

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The comment was immediately noticed by users on Twitter, who at first weren’t sure which candidate made the remark.

Everyone from Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was accused of being behind the phrase.

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When the mystery was finally solved, users poked fun at Bloomberg for what many described as “boomer” commentary.

“This has been ‘When Boomers Tell on Themselves,'” @Shens7 said.

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The chicken liver memes were soon to follow, although some of them incorrectly attributed the quote to Biden.

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But perhaps one of the biggest complaints was the fact that Bloomberg doesn’t even seem to have gotten the idiom correct. The phrase is actually “What Am I, Chopped Liver?”

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To be fair, that chopped liver could be from a chicken.

“Uh, the expression is ‘chopped liver’ NOT ‘chicken liver,'” @MeredithGould said.

https://twitter.com/MeredithGould/status/1230319791061094400?s=20
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Either way, Bloomberg did get chopped up by his fellow candidates on everything from his demeaning comments towards women to his support of former President George W. Bush.

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*First Published: Feb 19, 2020, 9:29 pm