Bill De Blasio Challenges Trump & Lil Nas X Performs At Buzzfeed’s First Ever ‘Internet Live’

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If the Internet wasn’t always front and center in your life, BuzzFeed will make sure you’re plugged in thanks to their inaugural variety show Internet Live.

The event was held amongst a large audience this Thursday at Webster Hall in New York City. The show involved performances, contests and an “Internet Hall of Fame,” where viral stars were inducted for their contributions to online culture.

One of the biggest moments came when presidential candidate Bill de Blasio appeared with his wife Chirlane McCray onstage for a Q&A. It was here that De Blasio challenged Donald Trump to a presidential debate in New York City hosted by BuzzFeed. De Blasio even went on to say:

“When his presidency is over really soon, he will not be welcome back in New York City.”

Spicy.

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Young star Lil Nas X also opened and closed the show with his hit singles “Panini” and his eternal hit “Old Town Road.”

To catch this performance and everything that went down, you can watch Internet Live when it premieres across the BuzzFeed Network, including on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and BuzzFeed.com on Sunday, August 4.

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Ebro In The Morning: Hot 97 Host Presses Mayor Bill De Blasio Over Eric Garner’s Death And Lack Of Accountability [Video]

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Ebro In The Morning Grills Mayor de Blasio Over Eric Garner Case

You got a lot of ‘splainin’ to do, de Blasio.

The bacon boy who killed Eric Garner is still gainfully employed by the NYPD despite the fact that he used a chokehold that is supposed to be outlawed and killed a man.

Hot 97’s Ebro and a whole lot of other people want some answers.

Yeah aight.

Another One: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces 2020 Presidential Run

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces His Bid For President In A Vido

It’s official.

After much speculation, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced his campaign for President of the United States. He made the announcement early Thursday morning along with a video where he boasted plans such as guaranteed paid sick leave, guaranteed healthcare including mental health, and plans to take on the big corporations and the wealthy.

Of course, he also proclaimed himself as another candidate who could take on Trump. Check out his spiel below.

 

De Blasio continued his opposition to Trump in an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America. Sitting next to his wife, Chirlane McCray, he said:

“Donald Trump is playing a big con on America, I call him ‘Con Don’ every New Yorker knows we know his tricks, we know his playbook. I know how to take him on.”

As you might have expected, as soon as 45 felt his name in the atmosphere, he clapped back with a tweet that arguably could have been written by a five-year-old.

“The Dems are getting another beauty to join their group. Bill de Blasio of NYC, considered the worst mayor in the U.S., will supposedly be making an announcement for president today. He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!”

 

Barely 24 hours into the race and de Blasio isn’t just getting heat from Trump either. According to ABC News, as the NYC mayor spoke on Good Morning America, protesters were outside the studio blowing whistles and chanting “liar.”

 

The protests probably caused a bit of flashback for de Blasio, considering he was also faced with protestors when he held a New York Green New Deal press conference earlier this week.

Granted, many of these protesters were Trump supporters. But even New Yorkers, in general, aren’t particularly hyped about de Blasio’s run according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll. USA Today revealed that the report found 76% of New Yorkers didn’t want de Blasio to run for president.

De Blasio, who’s in his second term as mayor, will be joining a crowded Democrat presidential hopeful list…nearly two dozen to be exact.

He’s expected to speak to reporters later on Thursday in Manhattan. Then, his first campaign stop will be in Gowrie, Iowa on Friday with his wife.

Jesus Take The Musical Selection: Mayor Bill de Blasio Dances To “I Believe I Can Fly” With Enthusiastic Black Church-Goers [Video]

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He Joins In At A South Carolina Church

By this time, it’s pretty well known White politicians will go the extra mile to *ahem* pander to a Black audience.

But if you’re gonna be hanging with the Black folks, at least make sure you get all the latest memos about who we’re messing with, who’s “canceled,” and who’s up for question.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio should definitely know this considering his melanated wife and children.

But alas…

The politician was caught dancing to an R. Kelly song in the most public of public ways.

De Blasio was recently in South Carolina feeling out a presidential bid when he visited a Black church. While many Black people have either canceled or distanced themselves from R. Kelly, considering his alleged abuse history and non-paying a$$ proclivities, Victory Tabernacle Deliverance Temple was still singing “I Believe I Can Fly” loud and proud.

And De Blasio joined the musical selection, spreading his arms out like wings and everything. Peep the visuals below.

 

According to New York Daily News, a spokesman for de Blasio said the mayor didn’t know “I Believe I Can Fly” was an R. Kelly song. “The Mayor wasn’t the church’s DJ, and he certainly can’t be expected to recognize every R. Kelly track. Thanks,” said the spokesman Eric Phillips.

Seems like de Blasio might want to research his sappy inspirational Black people songs in the future.