Bill de Blasio Bows Out of 2020 Presidential Race


As the 2020 presidential election gets to be more and more cutthroat, various low-polling candidates are bowing out. The latest candidate to dismiss themselves from the race is New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The mayor appeared on MSNBC earlier this morning to announce the termination of his presidential campaign.

Throughout de Blasio’s time as a candidate in the race, he consistently maintained very low poll numbers. He also didn’t meet the Democratic National Committee’s standards to appear on the third debate stage.

Bill de Blasio initially launched his campaign for president of the United States in May 2019.

What You Need to Know about De Blasio’s Departure from the Race

During his time on MSNBC, de Blasio explained that he doesn’t feel now is his time to seek the office of the presidency. As such, the New York City mayor confirmed that he is, in fact, ending his campaign.

When starting his campaign in May, de Blasio regularly went after President Trump, slamming the latter as a “con artist.” Trump would later hit back by branding de Blasio as “the worst mayor in the U.S.” and a “JOKE.”

The New York City mayor’s verbal resignation from the 2020 presidential race reads as follows:

“I feel like I contributed all I can to this primary election and it’s clearly not my time. So I’m going to end my presidential campaign, continue my work as mayor of New York City and I’m going to keep speaking up for working people.”

Reactions to De Blasio’s Departure from the Race

Since his resignation from the 2020 field, critics of de Blasio have slammed him for the state of New York City. Some stated that de Blasio has failed to effectively do his job as a mayor, pointing out the various problems in New York City.

However, 2020 Democrats who remain in the race have taken a different approach. Candidates like Amy Kloubuchar, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders applauded de Blasio for running in the election.

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President Trump also weighed in on Bill de Blasio’s departure from the election. The president’s words were considerably more critical than de Blasio’s now-former competitors: