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"Of start to sail. We're here with Los Angeles mayor, Eric Garcetti, and we've been talking about cities in California and Los Angeles and the things that are doing in technology. But let's talk about you and running for president. So so. So we're going to go back and forth with a, it's a moment, and then you defended. About four or five. I defended the restaurant. You didn't want you thought he should be God. I guess that's the biggest stretch of of defending Ted Cruz. I guess I do think that we should give people private spaces, but unless they're, you know, crossing extreme extreme lines. No, I've I've been out there and I've been doing that long before I I've been straight up about thinking about running for president. I've been involved in national politics from a local perspective for over a decade leading. I was the chair of all the democratic mayors and council members in the country about five or six years and this year, and I can say this them not running it is the most important election in our lives have been in Oklahoma, Mississippi places that have nothing to do with presidential considerations. I hope every patriot is thinking about what they can do in two thousand twenty after we get done with the elections in two thousand eighteen and I've been straight up about that. I'm thinking hard about it. I don't know. Ultimately, whether I will or not, I hope to mayors will other countries that's. Mayor's never been president? Correct. Is that correct? Folks who have been married but never jumped from Grover? Cleveland and four. Five. We've been mayors, mayors are. Here's mayor of buffalo. No. You were such a. Because I'm not spending my time focusing on the dodgers, but. So you're saying I'm losing a lot of money. Baseball. I learned this metaphor is again, I can't really run for anything like baseball team. I think that mayors run things. They bring people together in a much more nonpartisan way and we're for. I mean, I'm a proud progressive. That's not a way of saying I'm a centrist, but I also can cross over and reduce the city's business tax while I'm raising the minimum wage or investing infrastructure and work closely with Republicans and independence while I'm doing that if I run or not, I hope some mayors will think about it because I think Americans are fed up with kind of the DC reductionist partisan tweet counter tweet, pretending that's getting something done new, that's new. That's Trump. That's a new thing. No long before Trump. I mean, look, FOX became FOX MSNBC MSNBC and I'm glad that there's like I, I loved living in England when you knew what the papers perspective was, but but but there's no place I can go to watch the news anymore. It's one. Point. And then it's made like for an hour, and I'm a person who likes getting things done. I like going out there and saying, look, homelessness is a humanitarian crisis on our streets. I love her Washington be involved. It's not just here, but let's actually get our hands dirty and go do it. And I think that's to people what they're looking for leadership these days is folks that that know something about our national trade because we run a port or know something about power because we're going to one hundred percent renewable power in the utility that we own. And right now is more interested in those tweets than in our streets. I mean, that's something that is different. A little bit of poetry. I might have said that the women's March. Okay, good. Well, he's sending us tweets. We're taking the saints. I want to be the duct. Please go ahead. Yeah, I know how do we get the streets to win again, tweets or good? Twitter are good, but I do. I know Instagram is my Fave. Okay. All right. So getting back to the national, so so the reason you would run is because you're a mayor and know how to run things. No. I mean, the other thing is I want to add some things to the conversation. Three things. One is I think we're not talking from the democratic side about freedom and freedom. I mean economic freedom.."