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You may not be too shocked to hear that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has officially called off his campaign for presidency.
De Blasio’s run for 2020 was always sputtering, ever since it began, and if anything, it did him more harm than good!
While he failed to gain even 1% in the polls, those who elected him in New York quickly started turning on him after he started his campaign for presidency.
And, it’s no wonder why! The same month de Blasio announced the bid, he worked as mayor only 7 hours!
"Part-time Mayor" de Blasio's announcement of the end to his failing presidential campaign did earn him well-deserved mockery from President Trump, however!
Take a look at Trump's tweet made in response to the news:
The New York Post has more to say about de Blasio pulling the plug:
Mayor Bill de Blasio finally pulled the plug on his ill-fated presidential bid that failed to gain more than 1 percent support in national polls — but drew plenty of ire from New Yorkers who elected him to run the country’s largest city.
“I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary election and it’s clearly not my time so I’m going to end my presidential campaign,” de Blasio said on “Morning Joe” Friday, over four months after launching his long-shot campaign on May 16.
The 58-year-old — notorious for his tardiness to official city events — said he “started later than I would have liked.”
In an opinion piece for NBC News, de Blasio, the 24th Democrat to jump into the crowded field last spring, said he was going to put his progressive presidential policy ideas to work in New York City.
“I’m going to redouble my efforts to improve the quality of life of everyday New Yorkers, proving that policies like guaranteed paid personal time off can work on a grand scale,” he said, adding that he’ll also “continue implementing universal health care and a Green New Deal in the nation’s largest city.”
De Blasio said he’d stay involved in national politics, though he declined to endorse a candidate.
“I’ll also help ensure our party continues to be remade in the image of the activism I’ve seen all across this nation,” he wrote in the op-ed.
The mayor even gave a backhanded compliment to the president.
“Donald Trump lies to working people, but he at least pretends to talk to them,” de Blasio wrote.
“That may be enough for him to win, if we do not constantly make it clear that the Democrats are the party of everyday Americans in rural counties and urban centers, the coasts and the heartland,” he added.
De Blasio claimed he could juggle his day job with his 2020 schedule, but he only spent seven hours at City Hall during the first month of his campaign, according to a Post analysis.
CBS News also detailed:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who vowed to take on "bully" President Trump, has officially dropped out of the packed 2020 presidential race. He announced the end of his campaign on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Friday morning.
"I'm gonna end my presidential campaign, continue my work as mayor of New York City and I'm gonna keep speaking up for working people and for a Democratic party that stands for working people," de Blasio said during his morning appearance.
In an opinion piece for NBC News, de Blasio conceded that after several months of campaigning, he had "reached the point where I feel I have contributed all I can to this Democratic primary."
Like President Trump, de Blasio was skilled an aggressive debater who frequently spars with the press. But while the media couldn't take its eyes off Mr. Trump as he filled Midwestern arenas in 2016, de Blasio has gotten the majority of his attention from cable news appearances while he's filled small union halls in New York City.
De Blasio had teased over the past month that he could leave the race soon, especially if he didn't qualify—or presumably get close to qualifying—for the October debate. His subsequent efforts to gain momentum, including a trip to Puerto Rico, were unsuccessful.