Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined the voices of ridicule following Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement to run for Presidency in 2020.
By: Ellen Cans
On Thursday, on “Good Morning America” Mayor de Blasio cast himself as the 24th Democrat to officially challenge President Trump for the presidency next term. “When we put working families first in New York City, the city got stronger. That can happen for our country, too,” de Blasio said in a 3-minute long video unveiling his candidacy, and lauding himself as the most accomplished progressive pick. De Blasio lost no time taking shots at the president, with whom he has been at odds since day one. He said “every New Yorker knows he’s a con artist”, dubbing the president “con don”. “I’m a New Yorker, I’ve known Trump’s a bully for a long time, this is not news to me or anyone else here, and I know how to take him on,” de Blasio said. “Donald Trump must be stopped. I’ve beaten him before, and I will do it again.”
Bright and early Thursday Morning, President Trump ripped de Blasio’s upcoming announcement. “ 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!” the President tweeted.
On Sunday, Giuliani joined John Catsimatidis on his AM-970 radio show, ‘The Cats Roundtable’. “It’s hilarious that our friend de Blasio is running,” said the former mayor, who served from 1994 to 2001. “America will find out what New Yorkers know. When you call him Big Bird, it’s a compliment,” said Giuliani, comparing the 6-foot-5 Democrat to the Sesame Street canary.
“I took being mayor very seriously. Thought I left the city in pretty good shape to Mike Bloomberg,” said Giuliani, admitting that despite their differences his replacement was “a good mayor”. He continued on to say he was “heartbroken” by what the current mayor is doing to the office. “I can’t believe what [de Blasio] is doing,” he criticized. “I mean, first of all, he doesn’t work. He doesn’t go to work!”
“Oh well. Not worth getting aggravated about. The Democrats know how bad he is. Not just us,” he added. Giuliani went on to tell the host, who previously had an unsuccessful mayoral campaign against de Blasio, “I’d like to tell the people of New York that if you had been the mayor the city would be in a lot better shape, John.”