During the month of May – the same month Democrat Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio announced his bid for presidential nominee – records show that he spent only 7 hours working!
This is less than one full work day for the average American.
And yet, de Blasio reportedly earned a 21.5K salary for it.
Do you think this is ridiculous?
Is it mayorial behavior?
Is it presidential behavior?
The New York Post has more to say on de Blasio's (lack of) work ethic:
Mayor Bill de Blasio spent a mere seven hours — less than one full workday — at City Hall during the month he launched his bid for the White House, records reviewed by The Post show.
Hizzoner showed up at his office on just six occasions in May, taking part in two meetings, four events and five phone calls, one of which was his weekly appearance on WNYC radio, according to entries on his official calendar.
The 11 appointments amounted to a meager one-fifth of the 50 meetings, calls and other events at City Hall on de Blasio’s calendar for May 2019. He had a total 152 city events scheduled for the month.
One former aide said de Blasio’s virtual disappearance from the Big Apple’s official seat of power sent a troubling message.
Apparently, Mayor de Blasio's lack of presence in May did not go unnoticed by the residents of New York City.
As The Washington Examiner pointed out:
Satirical posters appeared over the summer throughout Manhattan asking "Have you seen me?" with a photo of Mayor de Blasio. Citizens of New York also sponsored a billboard to be displayed near Council Bluffs, Iowa, where the Democratic nominees for president were campaigning in July. "Hey Bill de Blasio! It's New York ... remember us?" the billboard said. "What are you doing in Iowa? Come back and meet with us!"
De Blasio has also drawn criticism for missing what many considered to be major events in New York including the Puerto Rican Day parade, the funeral of 9/11 hero Luis Alvarez, and a partial blackout that plunged thousands of New Yorkers into darkness in July.
Activists in New York also pointed to de Blasio's low presidential polling numbers as a reason to recall the mayor to fulfill his duties in the Big Apple. "There are over 61,000 homeless individuals living in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression," the West 58th Street Coalition said in a July statement. "De Blasio has among the least support in his campaign for president, finishing at 0% in the polls.”