May 16, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Trump attacks de Blasio after 2020 launch

President Trump attacked fellow New Yorker Bill de Blasio in a Thursday tweet shortly after the New York City mayor announced his 2020 presidential campaign.

"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!"

The big picture: As the 24th person to join the crowded Democratic field, de Blasio made his experience taking on Trump over the years a centerpiece of his campaign launch video.

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