They already wanted to challenge Donald Trump in 2020, and a prestigious name was added on Thursday to the list of Democrats who dream of moving to the White House. Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York, has announced that he was seeking the Democratic nomination for the American presidential election, in a video posted on YouTube.
In this three-minute sequence, the 58-year-old Mayor, extolling the policies he introduced in the first US city for “working families” since 2014, says he is “ready to challenge” Donald Trump, another New Yorker. “There is a lot of money in the world, there is a lot of money in this country, it is just in the wrong hands,” he also said in the video, a phrase he repeated a lot in New York. York.
- Highly criticized by New York media
Subsequently guest of the morning show “Good Morning America” on the ABC channel, alongside his wife Chirlane McCray, Bill de Blasio has highlighted several programs under his mandate in the US financial capital: free kindergarten for all, free health coverage for those who do not have it, or the mentally ill support program run by his wife.
The White House is still very far for Bill de Blasio, much criticized by the New York media, who have done everything to dissuade him from showing up, in vain. The latter denounce pell-mell his lack of tangible results in the face of poverty, his lack of charisma, his daily return to his former stronghold in Brooklyn to do his gym, or his bickering with the Democratic Governor of the State, Andrew Cuomo.
- He goes far in the polls
The polls, dominated so far by former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, are also very unfavorable. The last mentioning, published in early April by Quinnipiac University, indicated that even among New Yorkers, 76% of voters did not want to see him enter the battle, only 18% being in favor.
But “the survey that counts is the election,” said Thursday Bill Blasio. “It’s not where you start, it’s where you end. The Democratic primaries will begin in February with the Iowa caucus and end with the Washington DC primary in June. The presidential election will take place in November.
Donald Trump, who has been accustomed to commenting on the Democrats’ campaign entries, sent a welcome tweet to Bill de Blasio, “considered the worst mayor in the United States,” he said. “It’s a BLAGUE, but if you like high taxes and crime, it’s for you. NEW YORK DETESTE, “concluded the current president of the United States.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2019