Depend this beneath issues we didn’t count on candidates to say on the SC Democratic debate. Mike Bloomberg made an ultra-NYC joke about Occasions Sq.’s Bare Cowboy, and it had Twitter completely confused.

Right here’s a reputation you gained’t discover in any earlier presidential debate transcript: Bare Cowboy. Former New York Metropolis mayor Michael Bloomberg, 78, cracked a joke in regards to the iconic Occasions Sq. character in the course of the February 25 Democratic debate, and it fell a bit flat with the confused viewers in South Carolina. “I believe what’s proper for New York Metropolis isn’t essentially proper for all the opposite cities, in any other case you’d have a unadorned cowboy in each metropolis,” Bloomberg mentioned to well mannered chuckles whereas speaking about his three phrases as mayor.

For these unfamiliar with NYC, the Bare Cowboy, actual title Robert John Burck, is a person who stands in Occasions Sq. day in and day trip, rain or shine, sporting nothing however a speedo, cowboy hat, and boots emblazoned along with his moniker. If he’s feeling somewhat conceited, he’ll cowl up with an American flag gown. Anybody who’s walked by Occasions Sq. and managed to get caught in a throng of vacationers has encountered the singing and dancing cowboy along with his patriotic guitar. Bloomberg’s reference is extraordinarily NYC particular, and it left some viewers at dwelling puzzled.

“The Bare Cowboy received talked about at this debate earlier than the upcoming pandemic.Man facepalming #DemDebate,” one individual tweeted, stating that no person had introduced up the coronavirus but. “Thanks for asking, I did have ‘bare cowboy’ on my bingo board,” one other individual joked whereas watching the talk. “I gained’t vote for Mike Bloomberg as a result of he’s apparently not in favor of a unadorned cowboy in each metropolis.”

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Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg cracked a joke in regards to the Bare Cowboy, seen right here in Occasions Sq., in the course of the South Carolina Democratic debate (REX/Shutterstock)

Enjoyable reality: the Bare Cowboy is definitely from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a diehard Donald Trump supporter. “Donald Trump is a freaking red-blooded American man. He’s tall, he’s good-looking, he’s sturdy, he’s profitable — these are issues you’ll be able to’t argue with,” he mentioned in a September 2016 interview. He revealed after the election that his spouse was an undocumented Mexican immigrant, and he nonetheless supported Trump. The Bare Cowboy additionally talked about operating towards Bloomberg for mayor of NYC in 2009.

PS: if you happen to haven’t registered to vote but, you are able to do so beneath! Simply promise us that you just gained’t write within the Bare Cowboy’s title whenever you get your poll, okay?