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De Blasio announces 2020 bid for the White House

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio made his case for president in an appearance on ABCs Good Morning America after releasing a video announcing his candidacy on YouTube earlier Thursday morning.Interested in 2020 Elections?Add 2020 Elections as an interest to stay up to date on the latest 2020 Elections news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

2020 ElectionsAdd InterestSitting next to his wife, Chirlane McCray, he made it clear a large part of his strategy will be to attack President Donald Trump.Donald Trump is playing a big con on America, I call him Con Don every New Yorker knows we know his tricks, we know his playbook. I know how to take him on, he told ABC Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.

Right now the federal government is not on the side of working people, and thats because Donald Trump is playing a big con on America, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tells @GStephanopoulos after announcing his campaign for president. https://t.co/tjkOIw2SA0 pic.twitter.com/o0CSugvqs1— ABC News (@ABC) May 16, 2019Trump wasted no time firing back.

Within minutes, he tweeted de Blasio is “considered the worst mayor in the U.S., will supposedly be making an announcement for president today. He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!”The Dems are getting another beauty to join their group. Bill de Blasio of NYC, considered the worst mayor in the U.

S., will supposedly be making an announcement for president today. He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2019Trump isn’t the only one opposing de Blasios bid for the White House. As the mayor spoke on Good Morning America, protesters outside the studio chanted “liar” and blew whistles loud enough to be heard inside.

Protesters chant “liar” through GMA’s window as @BilldeBlasio kicks of his announcement on the show pic.twitter.com/v0WdZYQ2UE— Zohreen (@Zohreen) May 16, 2019De Blasio is expected to speak to reporters in lower Manhattan later in the day. His first campaign stop Friday morning will be in Gowrie, Iowa, with his wife.

With several stops expected that day, the mayor will end the night in Sioux City. On Saturday, hell head 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.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images, FILENew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio walks into his polling site at the Park Slope Library on Election Day, Nov.

7, 2017 in Brooklyn.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 Blasios campaign is working people first.Earlier this week, de Blasio held an event at Trump Tower in New York to announce that eight of the presidents signature namesake buildings would owe the city $2.

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