New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces he will seek the Democratic nomination for the presidency in the next election.
De Blasio made the announcement with a video on twitter Thursday saying, “It’s time to finally put working people first.”
Today I am proud to announce my candidacy for president of the United States of America, because it’s time to finally put working people first.https://t.co/p7LYipgAPg
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) May 16, 2019
During the video, he asserts there is “plenty of money” in both this world and country, but the wrong people are in control of it.
De Blasio continued by saying President Trump “must be stopped” and he knows “how to take him on.”
The video placed an emphasis on putting working families first as he cited raising the city’s minimum wage requirement to $15 an hour.
How bad of a mayor must you be to have united the NYPD and Black Lives Matter against your candidacy?
Your city hates you, Bill.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 16, 2019
Currently, there are 22 other Democratic hopefuls in the overly-saturated field who seek the party’s nomination for the 2020 election.
Although there has been a group of New York City mayors to throw their hats in the ring for the presidency in the past, no one has ever prevailed.
Reports suggest de Blasio is expected to travel to Iowa and South Carolina to rally support for his announcement later this week.