De Blasio Grilled in First Interview After Announcing 2020 Bid: Most New Yorkers ‘Say You Shouldn’t Run’


In his first interview after announcing his presidential run, Bill de Blasio was confronted on the fact that most of his hometown constituents don’t seem to want him in the 2020 election.

As the New York City mayor was asked about his presidential vision on Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos noted that a crowd of protesters assembled against de Blasio outside the ABC studio. De Blasio dismissed the crowd’s chants as “a little serenade,” but Stephanopoulos countered that polling data shows its quite a bit more than that.

“There’s a poll about a month ago, Quinnipiac poll showed 76% of New York voters, 73% of New York Democrats say you shouldn’t run, so what should the rest of the country think when so many of your fellow New Yorkers are saying don’t run?”

“The poll that matters is the election,” De Blasio answered. “New Yorkers have twice said that they want me to lead them, and I think about polling in general: It’s not where you start, it’s where you end.”

The interview proceeded with de Blasio arguing that he’s running for the advancement of the working class, swinging at President ‘Con Don’ Trump multiple times in the process.

Watch above, via ABC.

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