On Friday, reports indicated that New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, is now expected to announce his intention to seek the White House in the upcoming 2020 election, joining the already-crowded pool of Democrats seeking the party’s nomination.
With de Blasio’s 58th birthday coming next Wednesday, pundits speculated that the controversial mayor’s announcement may come that day, while overwhelmingly mocking the decision.
Although Mayor de Blasio has maintained a vocal and public stance against President Trump and his administration, the embattled New York City Mayor’s decision to consider directly opposing him received bipartisan mockery.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 3, 2019
Social media quickly reacted to the news of de Blasio’s potential campaign, with commenters overwhelmingly indicating their disinterest in the New York City mayor’s White House run.
Bill de Blasio is expected to announce his run for President of the United States.
New York City is a perfect example of what you DONT want the United States to look like.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) May 3, 2019
Does anybody want a Bill de Blasio presidential run other than Bill de Blasio?
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) May 3, 2019
Bill de Blasio does have a path to victory, but it involves him surviving a virus that kills off 99% of the population.
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) May 3, 2019
Bill De Blasio: pic.twitter.com/f0LaJvm9ju
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 3, 2019
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio can run for President after he finds the $900 million dollars that went missing by his wife for ThriveNYC, a program that attempted to address issues of homelessness, substance use, depression and suicide, all centered around mental health.
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) May 3, 2019
Everyone: There are WAY too many people running for the Dem nomination
de Blasio: I think I should run for president.
Everyone: New Yorkers won’t even vote for you
de Blasio: Going to be announcing soon.
Everyone: (awkward silence)
de Blasio: THE PEOPLE NEED BILL DE BLASIO!
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) May 3, 2019
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) May 3, 2019