‘Unsanitary & dangerous!’ Trump concern-trolls ‘Mini Mike’ over awkward finger-licking amid coronavirus epidemic
US President Donald Trump cautioned his billionaire Democratic rival Mike Bloomberg about the gross-out unhygienic behavior on display in a TikTok video apparently posted by his campaign. Score one for the mega-troll.
“Don’t lick your dirty fingers,” Trump tweeted at his adversary “Mini Mike” on Tuesday evening as voting results for Super Tuesday primaries began to surface. “Both unsanitary and dangerous to others and yourself!”
Mini Mike, don’t lick your dirty fingers. Both unsanitary and dangerous to others and yourself! pic.twitter.com/LsKLZNeZL9— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2020
The video showed Bloomberg grabbing a slice of pizza off what appeared to be a communal refreshment table, ripping the crust off, putting the crust back in the box, then licking his fingers while looking at the camera. With the coronavirus epidemic on everyone’s minds – and Bloomberg presenting himself as the responsible adult capable of shepherding the American people through the crisis – it was an awkward moment at best, creepy and cringe-inducing at worst.
Trump’s concern-trolling hit just the right note in the midst of the virus panic, forcing one of his most strident Twitter nemeses to agree that the former New York mayor’s behavior was just gross and bizarre.
Gotta admit, if this video is real, that’s really gross for Mike Bloomberg to lick his fingers and then touch the coffee container that is shared with everyone else.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 4, 2020
Others somehow managed to ignore the ghastly display, attacking Trump for having so much time on his hands that he apparently follows Bloomberg’s TikTok.
Donald Trump is nothing but a divider-in-chief. Has to attack his political opponents. Has to inspire hate. Has to create distrust in government. This is what demagogues do to fear-monger for votes. Not one cross aisle unifying policy. This administration is a total farce— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) March 4, 2020
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