Pete Buttigieg is a “Microsoft Word guy,” and Mike Bloomberg can’t use TurboTax.
Computer software made an appearance during Wednesday’s Democratic debate, drawing laughs at the event in Las Vegas and jokes on Twitter.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren got the Microsoft Office train going when she called out Buttigieg for his healthcare plan. “It’s not a plan, it’s a PowerPoint,” she said.
Buttigieg responded: “I’m more of a Microsoft Word guy.”
Microsoft Word describes Pete perfectly.
— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) February 20, 2020
“I’m more of a Microsoft Word guy”
-Pete Buttigieg, when unscripted by his consultants.
— dave karpf (@davekarpf) February 20, 2020
wow it’s so true: Pete is the Microsoft Word candidate. costs a lot of money, outdated, huge pain when you see the preview coming
— Katherine Krueger (@kath_krueger) February 20, 2020
This wasn’t the first Microsoft-related mention in a recent debate. This past October, Andrew Yang dissed Bing, the company’s search engine.
CNBC reporter Jordan Novet noted that Buttigieg’s campaign pays for Slack, the competitor to Microsoft’s Teams work communication app.
should note here that Pete's campaign pays for Slack pic.twitter.com/wRfWV1b84I
— Jordan Novet (@jordannovet) February 20, 2020
Later in the debate, Bloomberg was asked about releasing his tax returns.
“Fortunately, I make a lot of money,” said Bloomberg, the world’s ninth-richest person. “We do business all around the world. The number of pages will probably be thousands of pages. I can’t go to TurboTax.”
Mayor Bloomberg says he "can't go to Turbo Tax" in response to a question about how long it's taking to release his tax returns, to which Sen. Klobuchar responds that "it is a major issue because the president… has been hiding behind his tax returns." https://t.co/BEaj9F8GMJ pic.twitter.com/9WtWoRtY8B
— CNBC Politics (@CNBCPolitics) February 20, 2020
Too rich for TurboTax!
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) February 20, 2020
“I can’t go to turbo tax.”
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) February 20, 2020
NOBODY SHOULD HAVE TO GO TO TURBOTAX
— Lydia DePillis (@lydiadepillis) February 20, 2020