New York City, America, Mayor Bill De Blasio discussed on Washington Today

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There's no second chance don't back down in the face of the bully confront him take him on. As president, I will take on the wealthy. I will take on the big corporations, I will not rest until this government served forty people as mayor of the largest city in America. I've done just that. For president guy, Donald Trump must be stopped. I've beaten in before and I will do it again. On building Blasios. I'm running for president because it's time we put working people verse. And yet the New York Post writing the following he's late again, after nearly a half a year of hemming in hiring. Mayor Bill de Blasios today entering the twenty twenty presidential race becoming the latest democrat to join the jam-packed field. The termed out politician known for his habitual tardiness finally deciding to run after five months of toying with a White House bid, you can read, more details at NY post dot com. This morning, a question on ABC's. Good Morning America from co host, George Stephanopoulos. There's a poll about a month ago, Quinnipiac poll showed seventy six percent of New York voters, seventy three percent of New York. Democrats say you should run, so which of the rest of the country think, when so many of your fellow New Yorker saying, don't run. You know, I got elected mayor by seventy three percent of vote originally, reelected with sixty seven percent vote, I think you'd agree that the poll that actually matters is the election. So New Yorkers have twice said that they wanted me to lead them, and I think about Polian general, it's not where you start. It's where you end. So in the courses campaign, we're going to talk about what working people need, and how government should be on their side, right now, the federal government is not on the side of working people, and that's because Donald Trump is playing a big con on America. I call him conduct on every New Yorker knows he's a con artist. We've know his tricks, we know his playbook, I know how to take them on. I've been watching him for decades. He's trying to convince working Americans on their side. It's been a live from day one. So I believe I'll be able to show the kinds of things we have done. Here are what's needed all over this country. So working people can live better with more in the announcement earlier today by New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio. We're joined on the phone with Zach Montelera. He is a Long Island native, and let me begin with this question. Why is he running? Well, I guess the better question is why not running? Right. You know, there's so many candidates in the field, plenty three or twenty four how much count certain fringe candidates and you know it's the way to raise his national profile without taking too many risks is not giving up to do this. He's, you know, we'll have a chance to travel to Iowa and you have to fight this message and, you know, he has a pretty decent shot of getting on the early democratic debate getting in front of a national audience. We have to talk about what he wants to talk about your from New York, and the early reviews basically New Yorker saying, we don't want you to run. Why is that? Oh, yeah. Bill de Blasio has quite of a strange record in New York that he has a lot of progressive policies that he was quick, though, that he has had universal pre pre-k raising the minimum wage, but he's just not a popular man in New York City outside of these announcing today on good Morning America. There was protesters from the police union which does not get along with him. People have just begging him not for long, those at Quinnipiac poll, a couple of months ago that there's something like seventy percent of the residents don't want him to rod, you know, people on the ground people have been asking people, why don't you want to rod the combination of you know why should he run? And, you know, we want him in our city taking care of all the problems at New York City has itself. You know it's not easy running near city city is bigger than most of the states in America. So it's not a part time job on New York City, we're talking with Zach Montelera, politico, and normally the question is, does the candidate have a path to the nomination, but I'm gonna take a different track in ask you. Does he have a path to break out? Well, I think it all probably Hindus leak in the early days on those first couple of debates, right? We have a debate coming up at the end of June, and build of Blasios looks poised to make it up on the debate stage is twenty four candidates right now, who are writing twenty we'll make it Bill Wasi will likely be one of those twenty up on one on the debate stage. That would be the moment to watch is handle Blasios, stand out from the crowd Oiseaux talk about his progressive record that he has. He has his fairly often a lot of progressive, volunteer. City chance to talk about that, you know, crazy things have happened. Right. We last like all these, you know, Republican candidate got a shot in twenty twelve and twenty sixteen as time of hurricane at the time, you know, that Rick Santorum all these folks led the polls for presidential primaries at some point or another in the past couple of cycles. So, you know, it's possible anything's possible. We will look for your reporting online at politico dot com. Thanks for being with us. I see..

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