Michael Bloomberg Campaign Staffers Exposed to Coronavirus as They’re Laid Off
A Michael Bloomberg campaign staffer has tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus, one day before the New York megabillionaire broke a promise he had made to campaign employees by firing them.
Bloomberg’s candidacy has been defunct since Super Tuesday. But the former New York City mayor had promised campaign staff that joined his big-spending presidential campaign that their jobs would be safe until November. The staffers were expected to be used for an anti-Trump movement in swing states.
Instead, campaign staff were told in a Thursday email that they’re being let ago at the end of month. On the very next day, the Bloomberg campaign informed them that campaign workers in a building the ultra-billionaire was using as his headquarters were exposed to the coronavirus. The candidate’s campaign managers did not disclose whether or not the individual since known to have tested positive for the disease was working personally on the Bloomberg campaign.
At least one former Bloomberg staffer vocally condemned his former employer in no uncertain terms.
I guess it’s cheaper to give the DNC 18 million than keep promises because @MikeBloomberg just fired his whole campaign staff – including those of us promised jobs through November on his IE. Dissapointed I don’t have a job. Not surprised that a billionaire is cheating scum!
— Amol Jethwani (@AmolforFlorida) March 20, 2020
Some staffers are even more concerned of the coronavirus exposure on account of their health insurance coverage. They’re set to lose coverage they obtained as a benefit of their campaign employment at the end of the month- bringing up the possibility that they could be forced to seek medical treatment for the novel, deadly virus without insurance coverage.
Bloomberg, one of the wealthiest men in the world with a whopping net worth of 45 billion dollars, spent almost one billion dollars on his failed presidential campaign.
He announced this week that he’s going to donate $40 million to coronavirus treatment and containment efforts, a mere pittance in comparison to the sum he spent on a totally pointless vanity presidential campaign. If he had instead directed the funds he spend campaigning on treating the disease, there’s a real chance he could’ve made a serious difference in ameliorating the epidemic ravaging American society.