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Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio talks with ‘Fox News @ Night.’
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio was forced to apologize for the quote of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara Thursday after he quoted the guerrilla guide to pump a lot of members of the union in Miami.
De Blasio was on video yelling the phrase “Hasta la victoria, siempre!” was, which translates to “Until victory, always!”
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“We are with you every step of the way,” he added, as he spoke to a crowd of striking airport workers.
De Blasio tweeted an apology less than an hour, according to CBS4 Miami posted the video, and said he didn’t mean to offend someone ” who heard it, so.” He also confessed to know the story behind Guevara and a mea bot culpa for his ignorance.
De Blasio also apologized in front of the camera for his remarks in the debate spin room and said that he was only to promote the fighting workers try. He said he takes “full responsibility” for his mistakes, but as predicted, the majority of voters would move and not hold it against him.
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“It was an honest mistake. I apologized for you. I understood it only to a Spanish-language expression,” he said. “I got it, not knowing what was the origin. When I heard the origin was, I apologized immediately. To not insult someone. I told this airport-workers-I thought they would win their strike at the end. She responded vigorously, because it was just a thing to encourage you.”
But look, as a leader, you need to be able to apologize when you make a mistake. And although I didn’t know the origin, I still always take over the responsibility, and I say, I apologize to anyone offended-didn’t get it. I’m not going to make — that mistake again for sure.”
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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., seemed to be not convinced of the explanation. He tweeted: “De Blasio’s policy on Latin America studied in the University, was a very active supporter of the Sandinistas in #Nicaragua & even your honeymoon in #Cuba in violation of U.S. law. But he had NO IDEA, he quoted Che Guevara today. It was all just an incredible coincidence.”
The New York Democrat, faced further criticism from Rep. Donna E. Shalala, D-Fla., who de Blasio quote called “unacceptable” and said that it was ironic for him to use it in Miami.
De Blasio also grabbed the headlines on Wednesday night, the debate among the Democratic presidential candidates, as he was one of only two that said they would be willing to sacrifice their own private health insurance in favor of a government plan. The only candidate, to join him, was sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.