Fact Check: Bloomberg Claims China’s Xi Jinping Serves at Pleasure of Politburo

CLAIM: Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg defended his comments about Chinese President Xi Jinping not being a dictator at the tenth Democrat debate on Tuesday, claiming the authoritarian strongman serves at the pleasure of his country’s politburo.

Michael Bloomberg: 'I'm Certainly Not the Smartest Guy in the Room'

Former New York City Mayor and 2020 hopeful Michael Bloomberg declared Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” that he was not “the smartest guy in the room.” While continuing to apologize for his stop and frisk policing policy, Bloomberg said, “Well, that’s the