UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced his candidacy for the presidential election in 2020, despite media criticism and opinion polls suggesting a tough election battle will be waiting for him.
De Blasio, the 23-year-old Democratic candidate for the Democratic Party primaries, came to face President Donald Trump.
The 58-year-old, in a videotape of his candidacy, reviewed the policies he has developed in the largest US cities for working families since 2014 and said he was “ready to challenge” President Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump has to be stopped, I’m Bill de Lazio and I’m going to run for president because it’s time to put people first,” he said.
“There’s a lot of money in the world, there’s a lot of money in this country, it’s in the wrong hands,” he said in a three-minute video, a phrase he constantly repeats in New York.
De Blasio said he knew how Trump would deal with climate change, which Trump questions.
Despite the prevailing view that the post of mayor of New York is the second most difficult job in the United States after the post of president, De Palazzo, sometimes nicknamed the “big bird” because of his length (1.97 meters) of the few who express confidence in their fortunes.
While exploring the skies for months, touring in states that hold early elections, such as Iowa and South Carolina, despite his intensive program of work, his campaign was widely ridiculed.
Democratic opinion polls have played down the chances of De Blasio, who will run an internal party race against 22 candidates.
Seventy-six percent of New York City voters said he should not run in the race in 2020, compared with 18 percent who supported his candidacy, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University in early April.
De Blasio, who succeeded billionaire Michael Bloomberg on the basis of his promise to reduce social inequality through his progressive record, said it could be a national model.
De Plazio has introduced a comprehensive and free paid maternity and care system, as early as this year to ensure health care for all New Yorkers.
Since President Donald Trump took office, de Blasio has condemned the president’s restrictive immigration policy and has spearheaded the fight against Trump’s climate change policies.
At the end of April, he adopted a package of environmental protection laws in New York.
In a prelude to his campaign, he went to promote these laws in the Trump Tower lobby, owned by the rich president and considered one of the most polluting buildings in Manhattan.
But the effectiveness turned into chaos after supporters of Trump showed signs saying “the worst mayor ever”.
– “Always weak” –
De Blasio, a former supporter of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, was closer to liberal candidate Bernie Sanders, who ran against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary, although he ran the successful Clinton campaign for the Senate in 2000.
De Blaiseau is married to Shirley MacRae, an African American who has been known for decades as a lesbian.
He is loved by blacks, but those from Latin America are divided on him, while most white people do not.
The media have been fiercely critical of President de Belzio’s presidential ambition, and local newspapers have ridiculed his lack of charisma, including his day-to-day trips to a club in his former stronghold in Brooklyn and his quarrels with New York State Gov. Andrew Como.
The more De Blasio defends his position, the more cynical he gets. Former and current aides have spoken in unusually sharp words to the media about his campaign for the White House.
But de Palazzo seems to ignore their views, after confirming to MSNBC that the only advice he cares about is his wife’s advice.
His critics have always said that no one believed in his chances of running for mayor of New York City in 2013.
“I have spent a lot of time in the last position in a number of polls in a number of races,” he told The New York Times in January.
“It does not matter where you started, where it ends.”
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