As sweeping power outages rocked New York City on Sunday, citizens were left without Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is currently campaigning to become the Democrat candidate chosen to oppose President Trump in the upcoming election.
Fox News host Todd Starnes took to social media to point this fact out, drawing responses from New Yorkers of all beliefs and backgrounds.
The lights are out in NYC and our mayor is in Iowa campaigning to be president.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) July 14, 2019
For his part, Mayor de Blasio made mention of the outages from the campaign trail, announcing that terrorism was not involved.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio on #nycpoweroutage: “The investigation’s going to look at the root cause but I want to say up front, the one thing that we are as certain as we can be at this moment about is that this was not a cyber attack and this was not an act of physical terrorism.” pic.twitter.com/LZdZ2qqsc4
— The Hill (@thehill) July 14, 2019
Social media commenters overwhelmingly agreed that the city was actually better off without the help of Mayor de Blasio.
Believe or Not
It’s probably better to Blasio isn’t there
— CaptCross1776 (@CCross1776) July 14, 2019
Lol. Communism. It works for the few.
— Adam Smith LL.D. (@TheLoyalTen) July 14, 2019
Even if he was here,He would do nothing!! He is one of the worst mayors we’v ever had!
— alan carp (@obadildock) July 14, 2019
He wouldn’t do anything anyway.
— LindaC (@Soxwschamps) July 14, 2019
About as worthless as @GavinNewsom who goes to El Salvador as the homeless are dying and disease is breaking out across Los Angeles.
— 🇺🇸Alissa🇺🇸 (@SBSportsDiva) July 14, 2019
Do you really want him back?
— Megan Barth (@ReaganBabe) July 14, 2019
Things get fixed faster when he’s not around
— Boecky (@Boecky2) July 14, 2019