She told the audience that New Yorkers “need a mayor who is going to be on the job 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
“Has the crisis in affordable housing been addressed? No. Has income inequality been addressed? Equal pay for equal work?” she asked, with the crowd responding “No!” after each question.
“So what is the legacy? What are you running on?” she asked.
Yes, de Blasio can run for president, she said, “but the question is why? Por qué? What’s up?”
Then she smiled and added, “But he’s a friend,” before slumping in her chair in mock exhaustion.
James was a de Blasio ally when they served together on the
De Blasio’s 2020 presidential campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The mayor was asked Friday on his weekly appearance on WNYC radio whether his absence from
“I’m absolutely convinced that my administration and I can continue to serve this city very, very effectively,” he said. “I am confident that I am going to be able to get the job done wherever I am.”
De Blasio was campaigning in