"El Bloombito" es backo!
Just when you thought the presidential race couldn't fit any more characters, the parody Twitter account mocking former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Spanish-language skills announced its return, amid reports he could spend a billion dollars of his own money to run.
Inwood resident Rachel Figueroa, who launched the account in 2011 during Hurricane Irene, said she revived it with a tweet on Sat, Jan. 23, after reading about Bloomberg's possible candidacy.
Voto para mi! El Presidente de los Estates de Ameriquito!— Miguel Bloombito (@ElBloombito) January 23, 2016
Although she'd sporadically Tweeted from the account before, it wasn't as frequent as when Bloomberg was in office, she said.
El cacas de Iowá esta muy sooño! Que who tu votingo for?— Miguel Bloombito (@ElBloombito) January 27, 2016
"I've been doing a few tweets each day for the past couple of days" she said with a laugh. "I'm not dropping what I'm doing."
As presidente, yo defeato el ISIS by sendingo overo los grande sodas y food con transfats. Los terroristos will muerto of los diabeeetos.— Miguel Bloombito (@ElBloombito) January 26, 2016
Figueroa, who works as a freelance editor, writer and deputy district leader for the Humane Society, said she's still Tweeting "the same silly things as before," but having fun seeing how excited the Twitterverse has been with El Bloombito's return.
Figueroa said she's taking it day by day, whether Bloomberg decides to run or not.
"Right now, the front runners are Trump and a Canadian," she said, "so anything goes at this point!"
If Bloomberg does run, however, Figueroa said she has some advice for the former three-term mayor: "In the event of a disaster, I just really hope he goes with a translator."