Given his zealous support for shifting wealth from the wrong hands to the right hands, it should come as no surprise that Mayor de Blasio has taken a dim view of property rights.
"There's plenty of money in this world". I hope Democrat voters will visit New York City, ride our failing subways, visit our failing schools and ask our vanishing middle class about the real record of Bill de Blasio as mayor; the effect will be chilling.
The mayor, who is barred from seeking a third four-year term in 2021, emerged in 2013 as a leading voice for the burgeoning left wing that has reshaped his party.
"I have a better chance of regrowing a head of hair than he has of becoming President", said Congressman Max Rose.
De Blasio coined a nickname for Trump, calling him, "Con Don", and explaining, "Every New Yorker knows he's a con artist.I know how to take him on I've been watching him on for decades".
The First Lady will join the mayor in Iowa Friday and then go back to New York City on Saturday for the annual "Weekend of Faith", an event that raises awareness around mental health. But de Blasio's longstanding inability to keep to a schedule speaks to a deeper chink in his political armor: He's not just late to ribbon cuttings and memorial services.
The mayor's main platform will be "working people first".
"He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he's your man", Trump said in a tweet.
De Blasio, 58, announced Thursday morning on Good Morning America which followed a three-minute video announcement. These are all things Mayor Bill de Blasio has delivered for NY - yet New Yorkers give him a 42 percent job approval rating, and 76 percent think he shouldn't run for president, according to Quinnipiac.
"The poll that actually matters is the election", de Blasio responded. A spokeswoman says he will travel to Iowa later in the day and will hold events in that state Friday and in SC on Saturday. Trump said on Twitter.
The mayor's announcement puts him in a crowded field of more than 20 other Democratic hopefuls vying for the White House in 2020. Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders.
De Blasio had been exploring a possible run for months, travelling to early voting states Iowa and SC, both of which he said he would return to in the near future.
Katherine Miller at BuzzFeed was one of the first to notice the.ahem. unenthusiastic reaction, in a piece headlined "Everybody's Having A Great Time Hating De Blasio".
Nevertheless, history still counts for something, and to the extent that it's instructive in this case, Bill de Blasio will have an uphill climb.
Why de Blasio has chose to join at such a time is anyone's guess, but as NPR notes, now he will have to find a way to stand out in the oversaturated field in a race which many top Democrats and allies have cautioned him against entering. Should the presidential candidate leave the city for a consecutive nine days, Public advocate Jumaane Williams will step into the role of acting mayor of which he told Bklyner he is prepared for.