Outrageous — but all too true.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio — who is struggling to keep his long-shot 2020 presidential hopes alive — said on Saturday at the Democratic Party Convention in New Hampshire, “Let me issue a formal apology on behalf of the people of New York — I’m sorry you got to know Donald Trump.”
De Blasio went on to say, “New York did not send its best to Washington in this case.”
“But this New Yorker is willing to get rid of him for you,” as The New York Post reported in a piece.
Sad that in this day and age, the mayor of a major city feels he has to go this low in his attempt to reach the highest office in the land.
The hall in Manchester, New Hampshire, in which de Blasio made those remarks was “half empty,” The Post noted — unlike when such front-runners as former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made their remarks.
It also noted that de Blasio is New York State’s least-liked politician, according to an August Siena College poll that revealed President Donald Trump has a negative rating of just 27 percent — four points better than de Blasio’s negative 31.
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De Blasio will not be debating in Houston on September 12 with the top 10 Democratic hopefuls — he did not make the cut.
He has suggested he’ll drop out of the race if he doesn’t make the cut for the October debate.
See these tweets — and share your thoughts:
— Chris 🇺🇸 (@Chris_1791) August 8, 2019
Bill de Blasio worked just seven hours at City Hall in May. https://t.co/Er7APXfjIk
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) September 3, 2019