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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Launches 2020 White House Run

20 May 2019

Earlier this week, former Rep. Anthony Weiner of NY was released from a Bronx halfway house after serving a prison sentence for sexting an teenage girl. De Blasio's administration has also implemented police reforms, paid sick leave, increases in the minimum wage and new identification cards that allow illegal immigrants to access city services. Twitter was a storm of anti-de Blasio jokes and questions for why the mayor even got in the race at this point. "We're investing in working families with free Pre-K & guaranteed health care".

During the morning segment, Stephanopoulos reminded de Blasio of a recent poll that showed over 75 percent of New Yorkers do not want their own mayor to run for President.

His potential opponent blasted him as the "worst mayor" in the country and told people to vote for him if they enjoy paying taxes and high crime rates. "But, the rich got richer".

"Don't back down in the face of the bully", de Blasio said of President Trump. "This is not news to me or to anyone else here".

The mayor must hope that, outside of the crucible of the Big Apple, voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and elsewhere will take a fresh look at his record and qualities as a candidate.

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"Don't back down in the face of a bully", he said. Confront him. Take him on", while delivering his final message: "As president, I will take on the wealthy, I will take on the big corporations. Describing the protest scene in front of the mayor's Good Morning America appearance today, Miller writes that "the entire situation melded into one big "LIAR" chant, subsuming a variety of other chants about inability to run the city and so forth, and uniting the people".

The Democratic mayor, who is serving his second term, also did not mince words on the current president, calling President Trump a "bully" and saying he "must be stopped". "I've beaten him before and I will do it again". I'm Bill de Blasio.

The spokeswoman declined to confirm Wednesday that de Blasio is entering the race.

But de Blasio's formal mayoral rival, Assembly Nicole Malliotakis, had much to say about the national leap.

But he has consistently polled well among African-Americans in NY and he is married to a black woman, Chirlane McCray, a poet and activist who describes her sexual orientation as fluid.

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Maybe, just maybe, the de Blasio strategy is stealthily staying in last place until the others have self-destructed, dramatically exiting the colorful clown auto and entering the ring as all eyes are trained upon him.

In a campaign video released on YouTube early this morning, de Blasio had more insults for the president.

That de Blasio would feel the need to describe his yet-to-be-formulated policy as a ban, even when it's not, is telling. I know his tricks.

And while de Blasio is supremely confident in the ability of city government to manage properties better than private landlords, the New York City Public Advocate ranked the New York City Public Housing Authority as the worst landlord in the city, due to the staggering number of open work orders and needed repairs at city-owned residential properties.

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Launches 2020 White House Run