Bill de Blasio has been one of the worst mayors in the history of New York City, possibly the worst ever.
Even people on the left won’t disupte this, they are just as happy as everyone else to see him finally leaving office.
But despite all of that, Bill de Blasio is insisting that he is leaving New York City better off than it was when he took office.
The New York Post reports:
De Blasio insists NYC is better off after his 8 years
Mayor Bill de Blasio is insisting that New York City is better off now after his eight years at the helm — even though murder rates are up, street homelessness has surged and the Big Apple’s economic recovery lags amid the pandemic.
“I’m convinced this place is better than eight years ago,” de Blasio told NBC’s “Today” on Thursday as his mayoral tenure nears an end.
“New York is better because of New Yorkers.”
De Blasio, who will be replaced by Mayor-elect Eric Adams at midnight Friday, claimed the Big Apple is now “the safest big city in America” — and that he had successfully fought “inequality” during his time in the top job.
“Independent studies have shown we were able to put a lot more money back in the pockets of working people. Wages have gone up. We’ve been able to give things like pre-K and 3-K to all families for free, universally,” Hizzoner said.
“We have, after a really tough two years, we’re once again turning the corner – this is the safest big city in America. That is a fact.”
Bill de Blasio is living in fantasy land. People are delighted to see him go.
Happy New Years to everyone except Bill DeBlasio pic.twitter.com/DtoIh4YXn2
— Dr. Johnny (@drjohnny__) January 1, 2022
— Barbarian Capital (@BarbarianCap) January 1, 2022
Let’s hope the new mayor does a much better job.