NYC mayor Bill de Blasio drops out of presidential race

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The mayor of New York Bill de Blasio announced on Friday he will fall, to win the 2020 primaries termination of its campaign to fight traction in the race.

“I feel like I wore everything I can to make this primary choice, and it is clearly not my time,” he said during an appearance on MSNBC the “Morning Joe.” “So, I’m going to end my presidential campaign, will continue my work as mayor of New York City, and I will continue to speak up for the working people.”


De Blasio, the President election in may, appeared, to be running as a proud progressive. But his campaign never caught fire: He qualified for the first two rounds of the democratic presidential debates, but has failed to make the cut for the other.


According to the Real Clear Politics average, de Blasio polling was less than 1 percent nationally. The Democrat had recently hinted that he would be at the end of his long-shot bid, if he does not qualify for the October debates.

President Trump, of the the mayor in a tweet Friday morning.

“Oh, no, the really major political news, maybe this is the biggest story in years!”, the President tweeted. “-time mayor of New York City, @bill deblasio, who was polling at a solid ZERO, but had a huge room for growth, is shocking dropped out of the presidential race. NYC is destroyed on the ground, he’s coming home!”

On his campaign the first day, de Blasio a, in an insult to game with trump showed up. “He is a cheater. I know his tricks. I know his playbook,” said the mayor.

Trump tweeted, in response to the time that de Blasio was “the worst seen mayor in the United States”.

The Republican President said, “He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes and crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!”


If de Blasio’s office in the year 2014 entered, he seemed poised to be a leading voice for a new left-wing of the Democratic party. His Central message of combating income inequality, a theme he hit in the video announcement of his presidential candidacy.

“There is a lot of money in this world. There is enough money in this country. It is only in the wrong hands,” he said.

Liberal enthusiasm faded during his first term, partly because of political missteps.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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