New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to join the dozens running in the Democratic primary was met with a solid wall of negative reaction.
From derision to irritation to outright laughter, reactions from the Twitter-verse display the extent to which no one was clamoring for a President Bill de Blasio.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 16, 2019
I see de Blasio is on his way to his campaign announcement pic.twitter.com/RVcIbPOJfj
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) May 16, 2019
A former top aide for De Blasio told me this is exactly right: He is utterly bored and hates being mayor. He doesn’t expect to win but he just wants to get out of NYC. It’s… pathetic. https://t.co/hFdhMcMVv7
— Jesse Eisinger (@eisingerj) May 16, 2019
Today’s cover: Bill de Blasio officially launches 2020 presidential campaign pic.twitter.com/g973kWfGJ3
— New York Post (@nypost) May 16, 2019
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) May 16, 2019
Bill de Blasio running for presidency, as the subway would take too long to get there
— Adam Steinbaugh (@adamsteinbaugh) May 16, 2019
De Blasio announced his bid Thursday morning on “Good Morning, America.” By most counts, there are now 23 candidates in the Democratic primary for 2020.