New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio officially entered the 2020 race for the White House Thursday morning; becoming the 23rd candidate to jump into the crowded Democratic primary battle to take-on President Trump in the months ahead.
“After nearly half a year of hemming and hawing, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday entered the 2020 presidential race, becoming the 23rd Democrat to join the jam-packed field,” reports the NY Post.
“The termed-out politician, known for his habitual tardiness, finally decided to run after five months of toying with a White House bid,” adds the article.
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De Blasio has been teasing his potential White House run for months; speaking at key battleground states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
The far-left leader was publicly mocked this week during his ‘Green New Deal’ rally inside Trump Tower, with protesters blasting De Blasio as the ‘Worst Mayor Ever.’
His plan calls for a series of controversial proposals across the nation’s largest city; including a ban on “classic” construction materials like steel and glass, as well as a 50% reduction of red-meat purchased by the local government.
De Blasio says New York is banning "classic" skyscrapers: "We're going to ban the classic glass and steel skyscrapers, which are incredibly inefficient. If someone wants to build one of those things, they can take a whole lot of steps to make it energy efficient." pic.twitter.com/aEHNSOxXuk
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“We are making the Green New Deal come alive here in New York City,” said de Blasio. “It’s three very basic ideas. One, the biggest source of emissions in New York City is buildings.”
“We are going to ban the classic glass and steel skyscrapers which are incredibly inefficient,” he continued. “If someone wants to build one of those things they can take a whole lot of steps to make it energy efficient, but we’re not going to allow what we’ve seen in the past.”
DE BLASIO DEFLECTS: NYC Mayor Blames Big Apple CHAOS on ‘Bad Luck’
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio deflected fierce criticism of his administration’s handling of a mild November snowstorm Friday; blaming the total chaos on “bad luck” and unreliable weather reports.
The prominent Democrat was speaking with NY1 when he was asked to respond to furious residents after the normally congested evening commute took some locals 12 hours to travel just four or five miles.
“There are definitely some things we need to learn from this and things we need to do better,” admitted the mayor. “But it’s also important to note we got just about every form of bad luck we could have gotten yesterday. The weather service reports changed radically yesterday.”
“I can’t remember that happening previously in the middle of what seemed to be a normal day,” said de Blasio on the sudden closure of the George Washington Bridge during rush hour. “That really threw everything off. That had a horrible, extreme reaction on the entire city.”
Read the full story at the New York Post.
DE BLASIO DIGS IN: The NYC Mayor Urges Top Dems to Get Behind His Universal Healthcare Program
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged top Democrats across the country to support his renewed push for universal healthcare over the weekend; saying “we need this party to be the party of working people again.”
De Blasio was speaking with CNN when he was asked to comment on his recent ‘NYC CARE’ program; a new government entitlement that “guarantees” comprehensive healthcare to more than 600,000 uninsured New Yorkers.
“This is the kind of thing Democrats should stand for,” said the progressive leader. “If we say to the American people: Our job is to get you health care no matter what, no matter how much money you make, no matter what your situation is, that’s the kind of thing that actually is going to resonate with the American people because so many Americans are struggling . . . to make ends meet. Health care is one of their biggest expenses.”
De Blasio’s ‘NYC CARE’ program is estimated to cost local taxpayers upwards of $100 million per year.
Read the full report at the New York Post.