A lifelong New Yorker who covered city politics for the New York Post and the New York Daily News during Bloomberg's mayoralty, Haberman didn't back down. "I'm going to disagree with you as someone who covered him in his 2001 campaign and for many years after, Tim," she responded. "Typically people who are not bothered don't put down the wrong height on their driver's license."
As the Washington Free Beacon has reported, there is ample evidence the billionaire misrepresented his height, listing himself as a full three inches too tall on his driver's license.
A doctor's note released by the Bloomberg campaign in December indicates the candidate is 5-foot-7. Bloomberg has given wildly contradictory answers about his height, telling reporters at various times he was 5-foot-10, "in the ballpark" of 6-foot-1, and in one unguarded moment in 2006, "a 5-foot-7 billionaire Jew."