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Bill De Blasio will join the 23rd Democrats in the race; reaction and analysis of SteynOnline.com’s Mark Steyn.
President Trump and New York mayor Bill de Blasio traded barbs in dueling videos Thursday, after the liberal mayor announced he was running for President and told his colleagues in New York: “we’re coming for you.”
De Blasio, who has, in repeated shots at Trump, launched another salvo in his campaign announcement video, where he called Trump a “bully”is.
BILL DE BLASIO will ANNOUNCE 2020 White HOUSE RUN, JOINING a CROWDED FIELD
Don’t confront “back down in the face of the tyrant, him, him,” he said.
Trump responded with a video of Air Force One, in which he called de Blasio “the worst mayor in the history of New York City” and “the worst mayor in the United States.” He also predicted that de Blasio’s going to happen in the White house dream “never.”
“If you like high taxes, and if you crimes, can you vote for him. But most people are not in that so, I wish him the best of luck-but really you would be better off if you back to New York City and work for the little time you have left,” he said. “Good luck to do well.”
De Blasio’s responded a few hours later, with an obvious attempt to imitate Trump to his custom, his political opponents a nickname.
“Hey, Con, Don, I saw your video and man, you looked really low energy consumption. And you were getting your facts wrong ’cause of the decreased crime-in fact, in New York City five years in a row, and our economy is booming, we have the most jobs that we will ever in our history. So, of course, you are not getting your facts straight, and I really believe that you are resting better, because you’ll need it for the election,” he said.
“We’re coming for you,” he added.
De Blasio is the 23 Democrat to enter the Packed field, and is a steep climb to secure the nomination. He would need to heavy weights like former Vice-President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.
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De Blasio has the potential candidacy generated little enthusiasm from the hometown of components so far. A recent Quinnipiac University poll found 76 percent of New York City voters said they believed de Blasio should not run.
De Blasio has already visited early-voting States, including Iowa and New Hampshire. On Friday, he was in Iowa again before traveling to South Carolina on Saturday
Fox News’ Tamara Gitt and Paulina contributed Dedaj to this report.