By David Beasley, featuring Julie Gunlock of the Independent Women’s Forum

Michael Bloomberg’s international fight against sodas and unhealthy food reflects the former New York City mayor’s “colonialist” attitude toward other countries, said a policy analyst with the Independent Women’s Forum.

In 2013, a New York judge struck down a law in New York state pushed by Bloomberg that banned restaurants from selling sodas and other sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces, Reuters reported. An appeals court later upheld the judge’s ruling.

Bloomberg currently is exporting his version of government overreach to other countries, Julie Gunlock of the Independent Women’s Forum told Empire State Today.

“That seems to me terribly insulting to these other countries,” she said. “It’s very in line with how Bloomberg views people. He has a very paternalistic approach to things. He thinks he knows best.”

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