De Blasio reveals his advantage over 2020 Dems: ‘I get under Trump’s skin’

Adam Warner
May 26, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Mayor de Blasio and Donald Trump

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Despite his low poll numbers, Mayor Bill de Blasio believes he has an advantage over other 2020 Democratic candidates: he gets under President Trump’s skin.

“I know something about Donald Trump that’s different from the other candidates, because I watched him for decades,” the mayor said Sunday morning on CNN’s “State of the Union.”


He continued: “I understand his game plan. I understand his tricks and his strategies, and I do get under his skin. I called him on the first day of my campaign, I called him ‘Con Don’ because he is a con artist. That’s how he’s gotten ahead.”

De Blasio's 2020 announcement earlier this month drew mockery from President Trump on Twitter. "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!" he said.

De Blasio also told "State of the Union" host Dana Bash that he’s not deterred by his favorability ratings – they’re the lowest in the Democratic field. Just last month, a Quinnipiac University poll found 76 percent of New York City voters didn’t want him to run in 2020.

“Voters are going to get to know me, as is true in every election,” the mayor said. “I’ve had two elections in New York City and won both overwhelmingly. So the people in my city decided they wanted this leadership because it puts working people first.”

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