Billionaire media mogul and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) ripped 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke and potential contender Joe Biden for continuing to apologize for mundane things.

Bloomberg was speaking at the Bermuda Executive Forum when the topic of the 2020 race came up.

"Joe Biden went out and was apologizing for being male, over 50, and white," Bloomberg said.

"Beto, or whatever his name is, he apologized for being born," he riffed, referring to the former Texas congressman walking back a comment about being "born" to hold office.

Bloomberg also criticized Democrats for turning on the federal anti-crime legislation enacted under President Bill Clinton, adding that "if liberals ever read it, most of the things they like would be in that bill."

Former VP Biden recently backed off a statement in which he called his successor, Mike Pence, "a decent guy." The remark drew instant backlash from liberals, led by actress and LGBT rights activist Cynthia Nixon.

Lisa Boothe said that Biden's problems are not with his ethnicity or age, but with his ability to battle in tough election campaigns.

Boothe said that in his home state of Delaware, Biden has not had a tough race since the early 1970s.


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She said that his final Senate race in 2008, against consultant Christine O'Donnell (R-Wilmington), was an even more exceptional landslide.

Boothe said Biden shares that "challenge" with Hillary Clinton, who also had no real competitive races until her 2008 run when she lost to Barack Obama.

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