May 16, 2019: President Donald J. Trump called N.Y.C Mayor Bill De Blasio
after the mayor announced his presidential bid “a Joke” and also calling him
the worst mayor in the United States. He was quoted as saying “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!”
Mayor De Blasio launched his White House bid Thursday with a vow to help the working class and a harsh rebuke of the president. He said that the Trump Organization could face fines of around $2 million per year starting in 2030 if its buildings do not reduce their carbon emissions.
Blasio has emerged as a vocal critic of Trump, holding a news conference on Monday in Trump Tower where he promoted new regulations curbing energy use by the city’s buildings.
The New York mayor could also initially struggle to raise the necessary funds to land a spot on the primary debate stage next month. Mayor De Blasio, who become the 24th presidential contender to throw his hat into the ring for the Democratic nomination, facing an uphill battle against more established progressives who have been campaigning and raking in donations for months.