New York Post

Mike puts heat on Carson, Cruz


ExMayor Mike Bloomberg has attacked GOP presidenti­al candidates Ben Carson and Ted Cruz for denying the threat of climate change.

“There’s one of them who was a surgeon, unfortunat­ely at Johns Hopkins, who doesn’t believe in science,” Bloomberg, a Hopkins alum, said in a dig at Carson during a CNN interview that aired Friday.

“Somebody said that’s like a business executive that doesn’t believe in profits.”

Bloomberg, a Democrattu­rnedRepubl­icanturned­independen­t, zinged Cruz for saying the “stupidest things.”

“You’ve got a guy like Ted Cruz — who, I think, [top lawyer Alan] Dershowitz said was the smartest law student he ever had — and he says some of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard,” Bloomberg said.

“The only explanatio­n, the only explanatio­n, is he doesn’t believe it. He’s just saying it. Ted Cruz is a smart guy, and you can’t say what he says in an intelligen­t way,” he said.

Carson’s campaign declined to comment.

A Cruz spokesman dismissed Bloomberg as an outoftouch elitist.

“The myopic Mr. Bloombergo­mberg should get past his armed guardsards and cloisclois­tered circumstan­ces andand take a big gulp of reality,” said thehe spokesman, Rick Tyler. “Everything­ing Ted Cruz says is just common sense. Everything Mr. Bloomberg says defies logic.” Carl Campanile

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