De Blasio on presidential run: ‘I never rule things out’

January 15, 2019 - 9:49 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Mayor Bill de Blasio is speaking out on what Democrats across the country should be doing – and he’s not ruling out an eventual run for the White House.

Last Tuesday, the mayor announced the city will spend at least $100 million to ensure that undocumented immigrants and others without insurance can receive medical treatment, something he says the nation should be doing.

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On CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, the mayor told host Jake Tapper this isn’t the only progressive measure the Democrats should be pressing for.

“There’s still a lot of moderate voices in the party that did not learn the lessons of 2016 and are not listening to what people need in this country,” de Blasio said.

“I want to push this whole party and I want to inform this debate in this country about the fact we could go a lot farther, we could be a lot bolder than what we’re doing now.”

The mayor didn’t rule out a run for president in 2020, but says right now he’s focused on broadening the Democratic agenda nationwide.

“Are you considering running for president?” Tapper asked him.

“Jake, I’m focused on the job I have, but I’ve also been really clear I’m going to send this message, because this should be the idea of the Democratic Party,” the mayor said.

He went on to say: "I never rule things out, because you never know what life brings."