Brian Schwartz of NBC News is reporting that Michael Bloomberg’s tech firm, Hawkfish, sent out letters to recruits claiming that it would be the primary platform of the Democratic National Committee. “But the claim wasn’t true,” Schwartz reports.
NEW: Mike Bloomberg's tech firm Hawkfish falsely told potential hires it would be the 'primary' tech platform for the DNC. Just days after Bloomberg announced his run for president, the DNC notified the firm that the claim was "incorrect and misleading." https://t.co/4eq4ndzsWb
— Brian Schwartz (@schwartzbCNBC) December 31, 2019
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) December 31, 2019
During the week Mike Bloomberg announced his run for president in November, a technology company he founded was reaching out to potential recruits through an outside firm, saying it would be the “primary platform” for the Democratic National Committee.
But the claim wasn’t true.
The firm, Hawkfish LLC, is the main digital agency and technology service for the former New York mayor’s campaign for president, as CNBC first reported. Yet it has no current or planned role with the DNC in the 2020 election cycle, according to a Bloomberg aide and a DNC official.
Several potential hires received notices through LinkedIn in which they were informed that Hawkfish was working for both the Bloomberg campaign and the DNC. It wasn’t immediately clear how many recruiting targets received the erroneous pitch.
Bloomberg was elected mayor of New York City, so why is he so very, very bad at running for president?
Those "potential hires" will just have to learn to "coal." pic.twitter.com/FKXjkhGrAq
— Écrivain (@FannyFrancis15) December 31, 2019
At least they won't report it on Bloomberg
— besus (@CarlHunngus) December 31, 2019
You misspelled "lied".
— Johnny Clueless (@lunatickfringe) December 31, 2019
He’s got a little Liz Warren in him
— JonathonSnyder (@JonathonSnyder) December 31, 2019
He's just all kinds of messy, isn't he.
— Mary Mary (@MsMaryRuthie) December 31, 2019
Remember when his using prison labor was a story for half a news cycle?
— JDubF (@JDubF4) December 31, 2019
Yeah, when he didn’t know he had inmates making his campaign phone calls from prison?
the fact that this guy is still running after admitting to using prison labor for his personal funded campaign shows you how fall we've fallen in our expectations for our political leaders https://t.co/IkEfOaBHoG
— telecom man (@realfrankbrank) December 31, 2019
sure seems like a really scummy campaign but hey https://t.co/ErvRlHVsfw
— more like hurrican't imo (@JWJones252) December 31, 2019
'Disqualifying': Michael Bloomberg reveals his big plans for the WH's East Room and it's 'the worst thing I've ever seen' [photo] https://t.co/DFVc0DpbOo
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 30, 2019