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.
"There's plenty of money in this world. There's plenty of money in this country. It's just in the wrong hands."
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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
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) April 22, 2019
“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.”