As we will see over and over during the coming months, the Democrat presidential field just narrowed. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio accepted his inability to make the cut.
De Blasio announced his candidacy merely four months ago with the misguided belief that hating Donald Trump could get him elected.
Of course, it was never going to be that easy. Still, de Blasio struggled to admit his campaign never picked up steam.
Fox News elaborates:
According to the Real Clear Politics average, de Blasio was polling at less than 1 percent nationally. The Democrat had recently hinted that he would end his long-shot bid if he didn’t qualify for the October debates.
“I’m going to do everything I know how to get into them,” de Blasio said earlier this month.
But Blasio faced an extremely uphill climb to meet the debate thresholds ahead of the Oct. 1 qualifying deadline.
President Trump mocked the mayor in a tweet Friday morning.
“Oh no, really big political news, perhaps the biggest story in years!” the president tweeted. “Part time Mayor of New York City, @BilldeBlasio, who was polling at a solid ZERO but had tremendous room for growth, has shocking dropped out of the Presidential race. NYC is devastated, he’s coming home!”
On his campaign’s first day, de Blasio dived into an insult match with Trump. “He’s a con artist. I know his tricks. I know his playbook,” the mayor said.
Trump tweeted in response at the time that de Blasio was “considered the worst mayor in the U.S.”
The Republican president said, “He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!”
Apparently, Trump wasn’t blowing hot air, as liberals would like to believe. De Blasio truly is a disappointment to the Big Apple.
Recently, the beloved for mayor, Rudy Giuliani weighed in on de Blasio’s leadership.
According to Fox:
Giuliani took particular issue with rising homelessness in New York City, which reportedly reached a record earlier this year.
“Homelessness was gone and homelessness should be gone,” Giuliani said. “There’s a way to look at homelessness that these liberals just don’t get. When I see a city with homeless people, I see a city with a mayor who doesn’t give a damn about people, because if you give a damn about people, you don’t let them lay on the street.”
Giuliani said during his administration police officers were directed to intervene and offer to bring people to homeless shelters.
He said he disagrees with his mayoral successor, Michael Bloomberg, on many political issues but credited him for turning over to de Blasio the “best-run city” in the country.
Host Brian Kilmeade asked Giuliani about de Blasio’s claim that he has improved the city since taking office in 2014.
“He must be smoking something,” Giuliani jokingly responded.
No Love Lost
Guiliani isn’t the only one to find relief in de Blasio’s campaign exit.
“The Five” co-hosts Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld poked fun at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio amid news that he was exiting the 2020 presidential race and returning to his position in the Big Apple.
“He can go back to dropping groundhogs,” Watters said on Friday. “That’s all he’s good for.” Gutfeld also ripped into de Blasio’s performance as mayor, saying that the city was better off when he was on the campaign trail.
“I think the big truth is that [he] wasn’t missed,” Gutfeld said. “If anything, traffic moved better when he’s not here — and the lesson is, being mayor of New York City is way easier than it looks if this dope can phone it in.”
Gutfeld was responding to a previous report about de Blasio logging just seven hours at City Hall in May.
President Trump, on Friday, mercilessly mocked de Blasio amid news of his withdrawal from the 2020 race. “I see that our part time mayor will be now going back to New York so that he’ll be able to work a little bit harder,” Trump said. Trump built his real estate empire in New York and still maintains residence in the city.
Bye Bye Bill
Of course, Trump couldn’t let this joyous occasion pass by without a nod on Twitter.
This is absolutely terrible news for New Yorkers. They were all hoping to get rid of the worst mayor in history.
— RD (@real_defender) September 20, 2019