Presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg takes credit for leading New York “through” the 9/11 attacks in a campaign ad.
But there’s one problem: He didn’t become mayor until four months later.
Touting his leadership chops, the billionaire released a 30-second video including the claim.
“I led a complex, diverse city through 9/11 and I have common-sense plans to move America away from the chaos to progress,” Bloomberg, 78, is seen saying at a campaign rally.
But Rudy Giuliani was mayor during the attacks, and he didn’t hand Bloomberg the keys to Gracie Mansion until Jan. 1, 2002.
The businessman has so far poured $500 million of his $62 billion personal fortune into his campaign, including flooding the airwaves with campaign ads.
Bloomberg served three terms as mayor — twice as a Republican and once as an independent.
He was praised for leading the rebuilding of a decimated lower Manhattan in the decade after the attack, but was considered wooden when it came to connecting with victims’ families compared to his predecessor, Giuliani.
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