New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is almost definitely planning to run for president in 2020. Why else would he be planning to tour the United States pushing his far left ideology?
Coming to a Town near You? De Blasio to Travel Country Touting Progressive Causes
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to travel all across the country in support of progressive causes during his next four years in office. The left-leaning mayor says his primary focus will be on economic fairness, reports the New York Post.
“Democrats have to have the strongest most progressive message of economic change and fairness, so I think that’s even more important than a single leader emerging,” he said during a radio interview with John Catsimatidis on Sunday. “I’m going to go all around the country helping to support the folks who will be part of that change and the folks who believe in that kind of vision for the party.”
De Blasio denied yet again that this road trip is in preparation for a presidential run. For de Blasio, it is about regaining a message of economic fairness. Something that he says President Donald Trump beat Democrats in terms of messaging to voters in 2016.
“That’s something Bernie Sanders did a great job with in 2016, and bluntly, Trump got a lot of that message out and attracted a lot of people,” he said on economic issues. “That should not be a message that someone like Trump can beat Democrats on.”
As a straight, white male, de Blasio probably doesn’t have much of a chance of getting the Democrat nomination in 2020.