“You look like such a great group,” former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg said in a pre-recorded message played at a campaign-sponsored drag show in Charlotte.
Mike Bloomberg couldn’t be at the drag show held in his honor, but his money managed to make the trip.
“Let’s make America fabulous again y’all!” host Buff Faye called out to the basement’s brunch crowd before Miley Cyrus’ voice crashed through the speakers and a room full of people who ate for free and feted the list of dancing , lip-syncing performers with the kind of small dollar tips and looks of admiration that would’ve been the envy of many of the long departed 2020 hopefuls.
The drag events are a regular occurrence at Charlotte’s Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, which a Bloomberg campaign staffer described as iconic in the local LGBT community. Enthusiastic support and sponsorship from a presidential candidate’s campaign was something new.
“I know he probably has many vice presidential candidates to choose from, but there is a drag queen I know that would be interested in being vice president,” Faye joked to the crowd.
A brunch spread of chicken, mac and cheese, french toast, sausage and eggs came courtesy of the billionaire’s campaign alongside a full set list of performers, all in an effort to call on the crowd of more than 100 people to get out and vote on Super Tuesday.