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PoliticsDe Blasio to announce his bid for the White House

07:25  16 may  2019
07:25  16 may  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

De Blasio says he won’t announce 2020 presidential run this week

De Blasio says he won’t announce 2020 presidential run this week Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed that he will not announce his 2020 presidential bid this week after all, despite insiders’ widespread belief.

Speculation rises that Bill de Blasio will make a play for the White House after announcing two-day trip to early-voting state of South Carolina. His wife seemingly ruled out a 2020 bid for the White House for her husband at the end of January, only to to be overruled in a formal statement from his

Mayor de Blasio would be joining a crowded field of Democrats vying for the White House . Mayor de Blasio will jump into the 2020 presidential race next week, according to four people with knowledge of his plans, entering a crowded field of 21 other Democratic hopefuls and two Republicans — dead

De Blasio to announce his bid for the White House© Yana Paskova/Getty Images, FILE New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio holds a rally in New York City, May 13, 2019.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will release a video on YouTube announcing his campaign for president on Thursday morning followed by an appearance on "Good Morning America."

He is expected to speak to reporters in lower Manhattan later in the day. His first campaign stop on 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 heads 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.

NYC mayor says he'll decide this week on presidential run

NYC mayor says he'll decide this week on presidential run New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio staged a chaotic press event Monday in the lobby of Trump Tower in which he said he will announce this week whether he's running for president. Speaking at a podium steps from the spot where President Donald Trump announced his own presidential run in 2015, the Democrat said he had come to Trump Tower to promote a new city air pollution law requiring skyscraper owners to cut greenhouse gas emissions or face fines. De Blasio said Trump's buildings in the city could face a combined $2.1 million in annual fines if they don't reduce emissions by 2030. "President Trump, you're on notice.

De Blasio told his backers and the hecklers, “Clearly the Trump Organization is a little sensitive to the fact that we’re calling them out for what they are The lobby is the same location where Donald Trump announced his White House bid in 2015. The press conference was located inside Trump Tower

“Mayor Bill de Blasio ’s flirtation with a 2020 White House bid is prompting a rare moment of unity among New Yorkers. Three-quarters of them say, ‘Mr. Mayor: Don’t do it,'” said Mary Snow, a polling analyst for the Quinnipiac University Poll. In March, the mayor of the Big Apple implemented a

De Blasio, who is in his second term, joins a crowded field of nearly two dozen Democrats seeking to move into the White House.

The central theme of de Blasio's campaign will be "working people first."

Earlier this week, de Blasio held an event at Trump Tower in New York to announce that eight of the president's signature namesake buildings would owe the city $2.1 million per year if the Trump Organization doesn't make changes to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, in New York City's version of the Green New Deal, which is set to take effect on Friday. As he took the stage, behind him were protesters holding signs that said "failed mayor" and "worst mayor ever," as well as his face on the body of Big Bird from "Sesame Street."

De Blasio to announce his bid for the White House© Spencer Platt/Getty Images, FILE New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio walks into his polling site at the Park Slope Library on Election Day, Nov. 7, 2017 in Brooklyn.

When asked if the protests foreshadow what's to come for a potential bid, the mayor on Monday said, "It means we're doing something important here in New York City, if all these people who support President Trump are opposing what we're doing. We must be doing something right."

Trump rips De Blasio's newly-announced 2020 bid: 'The worst mayor in the US'

Trump rips De Blasio's newly-announced 2020 bid: 'The worst mayor in the US' President Donald Trump sounded off on the newly-announced 2020 run of New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, who confirmed on Thursday morning that he was entering the crowded Democratic field. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "I can't believe it! I just heard that the worst mayor of New York City and, without question, the worst mayor in the United States is now running for president," Trump said in a video message. "It will never happen. I'm pretty good at predicting things like that.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is expected to launch his presidential campaign next week, three people with knowledge of his plans. To qualify for the 12 scheduled Democratic primary debates, candidates must receive at least 1 percent support in at least three separate polls recognized by the

Mr. de Blasio quickly achieved his signature accomplishment, universal prekindergarten, but his tenure has been marred by increased homelessness, the He has even been blamed for the city’s troubled subway system although he is not in charge of it. Mike Casca, a spokesman for Mr. de Blasio , said

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De Blasio has been New York City's mayor since January 2014. In that role, he implemented universal pre-K in New York City. He also signed an executive order to exchange single-use plastics for compostable or recycling alternatives in an effort to reduce carbon emissions, plastic pollution and wildlife risks.

In January, de Blasio also talked on "The View" about his plan for comprehensive health care for all New Yorkers, including 300,000 undocumented New Yorkers.

De Blasio has a history with several prominent Democrats very familiar with presidential runs. He was campaign manager for Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign in 2000 and was sworn into office for his first term as mayor by Bill Clinton. Earlier this year, he was sworn in to his second term as mayor by Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Heckles, Support, Shrugs: New Yorkers on de Blasio’s Presidential Bid.
The reactions of city residents ran the gamut from support to indifference to vehement objection. “Bad idea, Mr. Mayor,” Sharon Henderson, 53, said. “How do you want to run off and be president of the United States when you’ve got all these issues you’re supposed to be the mayor of?” said Ms. Henderson, a home health aide who works in Brooklyn and lives in a homeless shelter in Queens. “Nah.” As the 23rd entrant in the Democratic race, Mr. de Blasio is facing the challenge of standing out in a packed field of candidates, many of whom already have significant leads both in polls and fund-raising.

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