New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday that he’s pulling out of the 2020 presidential race. In addition, Mayor de Blasio published an op-ed detailing his reasoning for the decision. “My presidential campaign may be over, but I am going to keep fighting for working people — and ensuring that New York City remains the vanguard of progressivism,” Mayor de Blasio wrote. Further, Mayor de Blasio used the platform to slam big corporations that “have taken more and more in profits over the intervening years.”
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) September 20, 2019
‘He’s Coming Home!’
President Trump shared his farewell message on Twitter Friday. “Oh no, really big political news, perhaps the biggest story in years! Part time Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, who was polling at a solid Zero but had tremendous room for growth, has shocking dropped out of the Presidential race. NYC is devastated, he’s coming home!,” Trump said.
Oh no, really big political news, perhaps the biggest story in years! Part time Mayor of New York City, @BilldeBlasio, who was polling at a solid ZERO but had tremendous room for growth, has shocking dropped out of the Presidential race. NYC is devastated, he’s coming home!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2019
Earlier this week, a survey conducted by Siena College found de Blasio with zero percent of voters’ support in the state of New York. The frontrunners of that poll however, included Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT). According to this survey, Biden is expected to win the Democratic primary. He now belongs to the people of New York City, where he’s not viewed favorably.