NEW YORK (AP/ 1010 WINS/ WCBS 880) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg normally shies away from criticizing the president.
In an interview in December’s issue of GQ Magazine, Bloomberg said that President Barack Obama has broken campaign promises and needs better advisers.
“He campaigns, ‘I’m gonna do A,’ and then he doesn’t do it. Now he’s pissed off the supporters and the opponents,” the mayor told GQ.
The White House declined to comment Thursday.
When asked about the comments Thursday, Bloomberg told 1010 WINS’ Senior Correspondent Stan Brooks, “Oh I think we can all use better advisers. I can use some, too.”
The mayor did not elaborate on which promises he believes Obama has broken. Bloomberg also said, as he has in the past, that he does not intend to run for president “or any other office.”
“One of the things that I’ve urged the president to do is to get some business people in his close tight circle,” Bloomberg said. “One of the president’s jobs is to promote American business around the world, sell our products around the world, get people from around the world to come and invest here.”
Bloomberg also had a surprise message for his own aides Thursday.
Last month, fellow media mogul and fellow billionaire Rupert Murdoch told the Australian Financial Review that Bloomberg told him Obama was “The most arrogant man” he’s ever met.