Latest Fact-checks on Michael Bloomberg Michael Bloomberg stated on February 19, 2020 in a Democratic presidential primary debate in Las Vegas: “When we discovered, I discovered, that we were doing many, many, too many stop and frisks, we cut 95% of it out.” Michael Bloomberg stated on February 4, 2020 in a campaign letter: North Carolina's Democratic primary is open to "all registered voters, regardless of registration." 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 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 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 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 3, 2014 in comments on CBS' "Face the Nation": Africa is spending "the highest percentage of their GDP on education of any part of the world." 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 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 July 22, 2012 in an interview on "Face the Nation": "There's a loophole where you can sell guns without a background check … 40 percent of guns are sold that way" at gun shows and over the Internet. 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 October 18, 2010 in an interview: Georgia and other states with weak gun laws have more crime. Michael Bloomberg stated on August 24, 2010 in a speech: "There is already a mosque four blocks away." Michael Bloomberg stated on August 1, 2010 in an interview on "Meet the Press.": "Canada sets aside 36 percent of their visas for people with skills they think their country needs. We set aside 6 percent." 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." Michael Bloomberg stated on January 3, 2010 in an interview on 'Meet the Press.': "Most of the people that work in finance make $70,000, $80,000 a year."