Bill de Blasio’s presidential announcement is already a disaster

Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio officially announced his 2020 bid for the Democratic nomination for president, making him now the 23rd (ish, who really cares at this point) person joining the fray.

And how’s it going for de Blasio?

Not great. And it gets worse from there.

For starters, his own announcement got scooped. By a high schooler.

Yesterday, Good Morning America teased an interview with de Blasio today, where everyone expected him to announce. But one astute politics kid got his hands on an email that already revealed de Blasio was running.

https://twitter.com/WakeUp2Politics/status/1128771719639052291

Even better, they misspelled his name as “di Blasio.”

With his announcement no longer a secret, this morning, de Blasio tweeted out his launch video.

As New York City’s public transportation is currently crumbling, everyone wanted him to know that instead of running a doomed bid for president, he should fix the subway.

https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast/status/1129028620603789313

Then there were some who noticed de Blasio filmed his announcement in a government vehicle, which would be against the law.

If that wasn’t enough, Republicans are already issuing talking points about de Blasio, highlighting his murder of a groundhog, a thing that really happened.

And then there were the ex-de Blasio aides who said he was running simply because he was “bored.”

De Blasio 2020 fever! Catch it!

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David Covucci

David Covucci

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