Michael Bloomberg Should Resign From U.S. Defense Innovation Board
Washington, D.C. – The American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement in response to news that the Chair of the Defense Innovation Board, Michael Bloomberg, apologized for remarks made by the keynote speaker at his Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore that were critical of the Chinese government and its leadership. His remarks were inconsistent with President Biden’s 2022 National Security Strategy.
“For too long, decisions made by the U.S. government have been shaped by business leaders who put personal and company profit ahead of national security and the best interest of the United States. Michael’s Bloomberg apologizing for a speaker at his Bloomberg Economic Forum calling China autocratic and coercive, the exact words used by the President in his recently released National Security Strategy, in Singapore last week is a classic example of this dangerous trend,” said Lucas Kunce, National Security Director at the American Economic Liberties Project. “Bloomberg has no business being Chair of the Defense Innovation Board; he should resign or be replaced.
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