New York City’s 109th mayor officially entered the 2020 race for president Thursday, posting a video on YouTube and then appearing with his wife on “Good Morning America.”
The mayor took direct aim at President Donald Trump, referring to him as “Con Don.” De Blasio, who is in his second term and sixth year as mayor, is expected to travel to Iowa on Friday.
President Trump responded to the announcement on Twitter a short time later.
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
A Quinnipiac University poll back in April found that 76 percent of New Yorkers do not think de Blasio should run for president. The same poll found that 47 percent of respondents thought a de Blasio campaign would be bad for New York City.