NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has officially entered the 2020 race.
Breitbart reported that de Blasio launched a long-shot bid for the presidency on Thursday, becoming the latest Democrat to join a crowded primary field.
De Blasio announced his run with a video released by his campaign.
“There’s plenty of money in this world. There’s plenty of money in this country. It’s just in the wrong hands,” de Blasio said at the beginning of the video. “I’m running for president because it’s time we put working people first.”
Watch the video:
President Trump responded to the announcement on Wednesday, with a hilarious tweet.
“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!”
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
Other Twitter users chimed in as well.
Today’s cover: Bill de Blasio officially launches 2020 presidential campaign pic.twitter.com/g973kWfGJ3
— New York Post (@nypost) May 16, 2019
I rarely get political but I this is an absolute JOKE. As a NYer I can tell you Bill de Blasio is the WORST mayor and has done incredible damage to this city. I’d 🤣 if I weren’t so 😡 The only bright side is this might finally free us of us horrible reign… https://t.co/YIzb04U4QI
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) May 16, 2019
Bill de Blasio has to be some kind of masochist because he’s going to get absolutely brutalized every single day by the NYC press. While he’s running around Iowa, NYC officials will bash him nonstop. Get ready for constant passive-aggressive jabs from Cuomo too. What a shit-show!
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) May 16, 2019
How bad of a mayor must you be to have united the NYPD and Black Lives Matter against your candidacy?
Your city hates you, Bill.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 16, 2019