One of the many successes of the Trump administration has been work towards prison reform and criminal justice. Last year, the president passed the First Step Act, a piece of legislation which not only encourages prison reform, but also aides people in getting back on their feet after serving their debt to society.
Now, Democrats gave Trump little to credit for this, but now their lack of acknowledgment makes sense. It turns out that members of their party see no issue with the exploitation of prison labor, especially if that labor will aid them politically. There’s no better example of this than 2020 Democrat Michael Bloomberg.
At this time, Bloomberg is presently under fire for using prison labor to increase the number of phone calls for his longshot presidential campaign. According to The Daily Caller News Foundation, the billionaire businessman is claiming that he didn’t know that his campaign was doing this, but nobody with any sense is buying Bloomberg’s obvious fish story.
What to Know About Bloomberg’s Prison Labor Exploitation
The 2020 Democrat’s exploitation of prison labor occurred via a subcontractor who approved work with ProCom, a firm stationed in New Jersey. Apparently, this subcontractor set things up so that prisoners within Oklahoma’s Dr. Eddie Warrior Correctional Center sent out various calls to Californians to help Bloomberg in the 2020 race.
Now, not long after news broke of Bloomberg’s prison labor exploitation, his campaign rapidly attempted to do damage control. Clearly, the optics are quite terrible here, but so is the assertion that Bloomberg and those acting on his behalf knew absolutely nothing about prisoners working on their behalf.
Following reports, a spokesperson for the Bloomberg 2020 campaign declared that they “didn’t know” about the work of prisoners at the correctional center and “never would have allowed it if we had.” The Bloomberg campaign furthermore noted their decision to terminate their working relationship with the subcontractor who directly arranged the exploitation of prison labor.
Awareness of One’s Own Campaign
Being aware of what’s going on with one’s own campaign is a basic responsibility of anyone who wants to be president. Going with the assumption that Bloomberg’s team isn’t full of it, if he can’t manage a campaign, how will he manage a White House administration?
Whether Bloomberg is lying or truly remained ignorant of his subcontractor’s arrangement, it’s still a terrible look. Moreover, this whole situation merely speaks volumes to why the billionaire businessman should never become president.
Do you believe that Michael Bloomberg knew nothing about prison labor exploitation on his political behalf? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below and have a very Merry Christmas!