The folks at the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York are not big fans of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.
They have issued a statement about his candidacy for president and it’s not pretty.
The Washington Examiner reports:
NYC cops call Bill de Blasio ‘unmitigated disaster,’ Trump calls him ‘a joke’
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s strut into the 2020 Democratic primary is getting rebuffed by the city’s biggest police union which warned American voters that he would be an “unmitigated disaster” in the White House.
Patrick J. Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, issued a statement on Twitter calling de Blasio’s bid “laughable.” Relations between the mayor and the union and police have been sour for some time.
“After six years of disrespect for the police officers who keep our city safe, it’s perfectly clear how the mayor treats men and women in uniform. As commander-in-chief, he would be an unmitigated disaster,” said Lynch.
See the tweet below:
#BREAKING Statement from PBA President Lynch on @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio’s Presidential Run. “While the mayor of our nation’s largest city is busy running around Iowa and getting upstaged by the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, there are real problems here at home. pic.twitter.com/0HO4OQYu3u
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) May 16, 2019
This echoes what Trump has said about Bill de Blasio:
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2019
At this point, it doesn’t look like we need to fear a Bill de Blasio presidency.
Also from the Washington Examiner:
Bill de Blasio polling at 0%, unfavorable rating highest among 2020 candidates
In a new poll from Quinnipiac University on Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is polling at 0% and has the highest unfavorability rating among the more than 20 Democrats running in the 2020 presidential election.
While de Blasio’s favorability rating is similar to candidates like Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, and California Rep. Eric Swalwell, the reason why their numbers are lower is because the vast majority of voters have not heard enough about them to form an opinion.
In contrast, 45% of voters have an unfavorable view of de Blasio, with only 8% viewing him favorably. 48% of voters still have not heard enough about him to form an opinion.
Those are incredibly brutal numbers.