New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio almost immediately went after President Donald Trump during Wednesday night’s Democratic debate by talking about the “working people” of America and how, in de Blasio’s estimation, they’ve been forgotten by the current White House.
He also said the following about some of his fellow Democrats.
— POLITICO (@politico) August 1, 2019
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Said Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado on Wednesday night, “We’ve been consumed by a president who frankly doesn’t give a damn about your kids or mine.”
“Mr. President,” he added, “kids belong in classrooms, not cages.”
“And they deserve something better than a bully in the White House.”
Bennet: "Kids belong in classrooms and not cages. And they deserve something better than a bully in the White House." #DemDebate
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) August 1, 2019
Said entrepreneur Andrew Yang during his opening statement, “The opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math.”
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) August 1, 2019
Said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, “I know what patriotism is and I’ve known many great patriots throughout my life. Trump is not a patriot. As president, I will bring this spirit of real patriotism to the White House, serving the interests of all Americans, not just the rich and powerful.”
i know Kamala is boring but you shouldn't tweet while she's speaking
— 1.5 back in WC (@redmikeBucs) August 1, 2019
And former Vice President Joe Biden said, “I’m running for president to restore the soul of this country.”
“Mr. President, this is America,” added Biden, the current frontrunner among the total group of Democrats, “and we are strong and great because of this diversity — not in spite of it.”
He also said, in what was obviously a carefully crafted and heavily scripted line, that he and others “love” this country and aren’t about to “leave it.”
And Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey oddly declared — as the Democrats began going at each other over their various health care plans and their high costs — “[Trump] is working right now on taking away” Americans’ health care.
Very low ratings for the Democratic Debate last night — they’re desperate for Trump!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2019
The effort by the Democrats clearly, within moments, was to rip apart President Trump as a way of advancing their own political futures.
But just plain sad.