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