Next week’s DNC Direct is expanding yet again: after some complaining on Twitter, UBI-advocate Andrew Yang will be speaking around 9pm on Thursday. Yang is kooky, but still harbors a passionate fanbase and will likely be a player in Democratic policymaking and electoral politics for years to come. Sure! Billionaire Michael Bloomberg will be speaking, according to Politico.
Bloomberg, who also had a prominent speaking slot at Hillary Clinton’s 2016 convention, is a former Republican mayor of New York best known for popularizing stop-and-frisk, harassing women at his synomonous company, and inventing an incredibly unintuitive way for weirdo finance guys to look at stock listings. He most recently wasted a billion dollars on a Presidential campaign that didn’t win a single state. A lawsuit filed against him by former campaign staffers who say he promised to pay them through November before suddenly laying them off is still pending.
He is also the single biggest donor to the DNC, which is the only reason he is speaking.