Published: Sat, May 18, 2019

New York City Mayor de Blasio to join crowded Democratic presidential field

New York City Mayor de Blasio to join crowded Democratic presidential field

"I was very impressed", de Blasio said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe".

Remarkably, even the overwhelming majority of de Blasio's own constituents do not want the hardcore leftist to seek the presidency. There's plenty of money in this country. "It's about working people, and in the end, people should trust somebody who's already done it".

When a caller named Debbie from Long Island City asked about the botched deal to bring a new Amazon headquarters to town, de Blasio blamed the e-tail giant for pitting municipalities against each other to become the lowest bidder for the new jobs.

De Blasio has teased a presidential run for months, holding fundraisers and traveling to key early voting states like New Hampshire and Iowa to meet with activists and voters.

The Police Benevolent Association of the City of NY joined the press in blasting de Blasio, warning he would be an "unmitigated disaster" if elected president.

De Blasio, who has taken repeated shots at Trump before, launched another salvo in his campaign announcement video, where he called Trump a "bully". The mayor is touting his progressive beliefs and experience running the nation's largest city.

A New York Times column by writer Jennifer Senior, who attends the same Park Slope gym as the mayor, said that's he lately been arriving for his morning workout "after 10:00 a.m". We know his tricks.

President Trump returned fire at the mayor on Twitter, writing: "The Dems are getting another beauty to join their group. Pre-K For All, now it's going to be 3-K For All and keeping the city safe, safest big city in America, continuing to get safer as you've seen from the most recent news and everything we're doing to create and protect affordable housing.I think it's going to intensify as we move forward". "He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he's your man. NYC HATES HIM!" Axios notes that "76% of registered voters in NY do not think de Blasio should run for president, according to a Quinnipiac University poll".

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