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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announces presidential bid

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announces presidential bid

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio holds a Green New Deal rally At Trump Tower in New York City on May 13 2019. AFP

NEW YORK, United States — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, making him the 23rd prospective challenger to Donald Trump.

“Donald trump must be stopped. I am Bill de Blasio and I am running for president because it’s time we put the working peoople first,” he said in a video announcing his candidacy.

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De Blasio, who first ran as an unapologetic leftist in 2013, said the country’s money is “in the wrong hands” and added that he knows how to challenge Trump on climate change, an issue on which the president has demonstrated skepticism.

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