Bill de Blasio Announces 2020 Presidential Run
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced he is running for President, making him the 23rd Democratic candidate to enter the race.
In a video announcement on Youtube, de Blasio claims he will “take on the wealthy” and “take on the big corporations,” and slammed President Trump as a “bully.”
“It doesn’t matter if you live in the city or a rural area, a big state or a small state. It doesn’t matter what your ethnicity is. People feel stuck or even like they’re going back wards, but the rich got richer,” he says in the video.
“I’m a New Yorker. I’ve known Trump’s a bully for a long time. This is not news to me or anyone else here and I know how to take him on,” says de Blasio.
The NYC mayor will appear on Good Morning America this morning and is expected to speak to reporters later today.
ABC News reports:
His first campaign stop Friday morning will be in Gowrie, Iowa, with his wife, Chirlane McCray. With several stops expected that day, the mayor will end the night in Sioux City. On Saturday, he’ll head to South Carolina with stops in Columbia and Charleston. Sunday, he starts the day in Charleston and leaves early for his son, Dante’s, graduation.