Latest True Fact-checks on Michael Bloomberg Michael Bloomberg stated on January 30, 2020 in a news release: During his tenure as mayor of New York City, “street homelessness decreased by 28 percent.” Michael Bloomberg stated on January 1, 2020 in a television ad: "Mayor Bloomberg helped lower the number of uninsured by 40 percent, covering 700,000 more New Yorkers" Michael Bloomberg stated on August 11, 2019 in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation": "If you go back, you can see Wayne LaPierre, who runs the NRA, testifying in front of Congress in favor of background checks 15 or 20 years ago." Michael Bloomberg stated on March 24, 2013 in an appearance on 'Meet the Press': "If you go back to 1999, Wayne LaPierre testified on behalf of the NRA that background checks were appropriate and should be done." Michael Bloomberg stated on September 6, 2011 in a speech in Lower Manhattan: "Over the past 10 years, the number of people living in Lower Manhattan has nearly doubled. In fact, Lower Manhattan has added more people over the last 10 years than Atlanta, Dallas and Philadelphia combined." Michael Bloomberg stated on August 24, 2010 in a speech: "There is already a mosque four blocks away." Michael Bloomberg stated on May 5, 2010 in an op ed article: "We can prevent terror suspects from boarding an airplane, but the FBI doesn't have the power to block them from buying dynamite or an AK-47."