Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Michael Bloomberg Michael Bloomberg stated on February 13, 2020 in a rally: Says “black babies die at rates twice as high as white babies because of a lack of access to affordable health care.” Michael Bloomberg stated on December 15, 2019 in a speech: "We cut New York City’s carbon footprint twice as much as the rest of the country." Michael Bloomberg stated on November 17, 2019 in a speech: "No other city in America did what (New York) did. We reduced murders by 50%, reduced police shootings to historic lows, reduced the number of people incarcerated by nearly 40%." Michael Bloomberg stated on January 21, 2019 in a speech: "All of this work helped us increase graduation rates by 42 percent and substantially reduce the racial achievement gap." Michael Bloomberg stated on September 18, 2017 in a website: "The soda tax can make a difference by reducing consumption of unhealthy soda pop and sugary beverages." Michael Bloomberg stated on July 27, 2016 in a speech at the Democratic convention: Says Donald Trump "games the U.S. visa system so he can hire temporary foreign workers at low wages." Michael Bloomberg stated on August 18, 2013 in an op-ed in the "Washington Post": "New York is the safest big city in the nation, and our crime reductions have been steeper than any other big city’s." Michael Bloomberg stated on October 18, 2010 in an interview: Georgia and other states with weak gun laws have more crime.