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Bernie Moreno Under Further Scrutiny Over Fake ‘Rags-To-Riches Tale’

Bernie Moreno Under Further Scrutiny Over Fake ‘Rags-To-Riches Tale’

May 13, 2024

cleveland.com: Ohio Senate candidate Bernie Moreno’s background is under scrutiny in the New York Times

Columbus, OH – New reporting from Cleveland.com “examines” the false “riches-to-rags-to-riches” story Bernie Moreno is telling during the campaign after the New York Times exposed Moreno’s “bootstraps story” as a “calculated process of self-creation” – the latest in a series of lies “dogg(ing)” his campaign that shows Ohioans they cannot trust Moreno.

cleveland.com: Ohio Senate candidate Bernie Moreno’s background is under scrutiny in the New York Times
Andrew J. Tobias
May 13, 2024

  • A new article in the New York Times offers more details about the biography of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bernie Moreno he explores the story he publicly told about his family’s decision to move to the United States.
  • As previously reported by cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, Moreno comes from a wealthy and politically connected family in Bogota and moved to the United States as a child. During his campaign, he described to voters how his family “left everything” in Colombia to live in a two-bedroom apartment in Florida.
  • The New York Times story reflects the version of his life that Moreno told during his campaign, which may give the impression of a rags-to-riches immigrant story that is “not as neat” as he portrays it, and of the kind of ‘calculated process’. of self-creation” that all candidates undergo when deciding how to present their lives to voters.
  • The New York Times article describes how Moreno’s family initially lived in a three-bedroom apartment in a high-rise building on the beach after moving from Colombia to South Florida in 1971. But a few months later they moved into a four-bedroom house. using money Moreno’s maternal step-grandfather had loaned to them.
  • Moreno’s father, Bernardo Moreno Sr., held a high position in the Colombian government roughly equivalent to that of the U.S. Secretary of Health.

ALSO SEE: Moreno’s ‘series of inconsistencies’ grows with fake ‘Rags-To-Riches’ narrative; WHAT THEY SAY: Bernie Moreno ‘under fire’ for fake ‘Riches-To-Rags-To-Riches’ story that ‘isn’t what he says’; NEW: NYT Report Details Bernie Moreno’s Fake ‘Rags-To-Riches Tale’ and Lies About ‘Bootstraps Story’ as Part of ‘Calculated Process of Self-Creation’

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