New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launches 2020 presidential campaign

Mayor Bill de Blasio

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio officially announced his 2020 presidential campaign, joining 23 candidates competing to become the Democratic Party’s nominee to unseat President Donald Trump.

In his announcement video, de Blasio said he is running for president to “put working families first.” He touted some of his achievements raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, implementing guaranteed paid sick leave and comprehensive healthcare for New Yorkers and free Pre-K for all children in the city.

De Blasio calls Trump a “bully” and “con artist”

De Blasio also stated that he knows how to defeat Trump, whom he called a “bully.” He said, “Don’t back down on the face of the bully. Confront him, take him on.”

In addition, he said, “As president, I will take on the wealthy. I will take on the big corporations. I will not rest until this government serves working people. As Mayor of the largest city in America, I’ve done just that. Donald Trump must be stopped. I’ve beaten him before and I’ll do it again.”