Within an hour of
During a Thursday morning appearance on “
“He’s a con artist. I know his tricks I know his playbook,” the mayor said.
Trump tweeted that de Blasio is “considered the worst mayor in the
The president added, “but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!”
The Democrat announced his bid with a video released by his campaign early Thursday morning.
In announcing his candidacy, de Blasio is seeking to claim a role on the national stage that has eluded him as mayor of the biggest
The 58-year-old could face obstacles in distinguishing himself in a field crowded with left-leaning
He also faces skepticism at home. A recent poll found 76% of New Yorkers say they believe he shouldn’t run.
De Blasio has shrugged off bad polls, saying he believes his message of fighting financial inequality will resonate with everyday Americans.
On the campaign trail, he’ll be able to cite accomplishments such as expanding full-day prekindergarten citywide.