Tag: Bill de Blasio

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. 

WATCH: Awesome Footage of Trump Fans Crashing de Blasio’s Green New Deal Rally

Trump supporters crashed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Green New Deal rally today at Trump Tower, carrying signs stating “Worst Mayor Ever” and “Trump 2020.”

Footage of the event shows Trump fans riding down the escalator behind the podium holding their signs as de Blasio addressed the crowd.

The NYC mayor recently unveiled his Green New Deal plan which seeks to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

Speaking at an Earth Day press conference in April, the mayor also said he would introduce legislation banning “classic glass and steel skyscrapers.”

“We are going to introduce legislation to ban the classic glass and steel skyscrapers that have contributed so much to global warming,” de Blasio said. “They have no place in our city or our Earth anymore.”

Poll: New Yorkers Say AOC Biggest “Villain” in Amazon Decision to Leave City

A new Siena College poll has found that New Yorkers consider freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) the top “villain” in Amazon’s decision to pull the plug on plans to build its headquarters in the city–costing the city thousands of high-paying jobs.

Breitbart reports:

The poll, released on Monday, asked voters to rank leaders as “hero,” “villain,” or “role player” in causing Amazon to change its plan to build a new headquarter in the Queens neighborhood.

Thirty-eight percent picked freshman Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as the chief villain, while only 12 percent responded that she was a “hero” in opposing Amazon’s plan. 

Thirty-four percent called local activists the top villain, followed by New York Mayor de Blasio (29 percent), Gov. Andrew Cuomo (26 percent), Amazon (21 percent) and labor unions (17 percent).

Sixty-seven percent of respondents said that Amazon’s decision to leave the city was “bad” for the state, while just 21 percent said it was “good.”

Amazon was set to create 25,000-40,000 high-paying jobs in the city–with the average salary at $150,000.

The poll also found that a slight majority disagree with New York’s seemingly never-ending shift to the left–with 51 percent of voters saying the state is too liberal, while 36 percent disagree.

For the full report, click HERE.

de Blasio Mandates Vegetarian Diets at NYC Schools to Save the Planet

In a move that would make Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) proud, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that he would be implementing a city-wide “Meatless Monday” for all NYC public schools to keep a green planet “for future generations to come.”

The program will begin in the 2019-2020 school year and will offer only vegetarian menus for breakfast and lunch on Mondays. The idea was first piloted in 15 Brooklyn schools in Spring of 2018.

“Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers’ health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said de Blasio in a press statement.“We’re expanding Meatless Mondays to all public schools to keep our lunch and planet green for generations to come.”

Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza said, “Meatless Mondays are good for our students, communities, and the environment. Our 1.1 million students are taking the next step towards healthier, more sustainable lives. Our students and educators are truly leaders in this movement, and I salute them!