You know how billionaires like to gab.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg apparently believes President Obama ranks up there on the arrogant quotient. This according to a recent interview with Rupert Murdoch.
According to Murdoch, Bloomberg said, “I never have met in my life such an arrogant man,” after returning from a day of golfing with the President in late August.
ABC News reporter Jake Tapper notes the contrast with the pool report:
“The pool report at the time said that ‘We are told Bloomberg and Obama talked in the clubhouse for about 15 mins about the economy. They then went to the driving range.’
Apparently – at least from a second-hand report – the Obama-Bloomberg convo could have gone better.”
Bloomberg described the conversation he had with Obama as “verbal ping-pong,” Murdoch said in a recent interview with the Australian Financial review.
Bloomberg also described the day of golf with the President as “pleasant” according to Murdoch.
Murdoch also said Obama “might make great speeches but doesn’t get things done and doesn’t listen to anybody,” according to an excerpt of the interview published by The Age.
Murdoch, who was born in Australia, is the founder and chief executive officer of News Corporation which owns many media outlets including Fox News Channel.
Bloomberg and Murdoch have recently rallied together for federal immigration reform through the group Bloomberg started, Partnership for a New American Economy.