NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Drops Out Of Presidential Race: ‘It’s Clearly Not My Time”
The presidential race has come to an end for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. On Friday, he made the big announcement that he is dropping out of the 2020 Democratic primary, ending his campaign after struggling to gain traction in the race.
“I feel like I contributed all I can to this primary election and it’s clearly not my time,” he said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “So I’m going to end my presidential campaign, continue my work as mayor of New York City and I’m going to keep speaking up for working people.”
While De Blasio entered the presidential race in May, running as a proud progressive and never caught fire with his campaign, he managed to qualify for the first two rounds of Democratic presidential debates but was unsuccessful to make the cut for the others.
Of course, President Donald Trump enjoyed the news, tweeting out a response Friday morning:
“Oh no, really big political news, perhaps the biggest story in years!” the president tweeted. “Part time Mayor of New York City, @BilldeBlasio, who was polling at a solid ZERO but had tremendous room for growth, has shocking dropped out of the Presidential race. NYC is devastated, he’s coming home!”
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