NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Endorses Socialist Bernie Sanders
Liberal New York Mayor publicly joins Sanders Democratic support base
Far-left New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio, has endorsed socialist presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination.
The New York Mayor will be campaigning with Sanders in Nevada ahead of the state’s caucuses next week, according to CNN.
Sanders praised de Blasio for acknowledging the “only way” to defeat President Donald Trump is to hammer an agenda that helps working families.
Sanders said in a statement to CNN:
“Mayor Bill de Blasio knows that the only way we can defeat Donald Trump is by uniting people from all backgrounds around an agenda that speaks to the needs of working families."
"Jane and I grew up in Brooklyn, and we are so proud to have the support of a New York City mayor fighting every day to improve the lives of New Yorkers. Bill is a leading example of what bringing the Democratic Party together around so-called ‘radical ideas’ like universal pre-K, paid family and sick leave, and defending immigrant neighbors can do for our country.”
Sanders also has support of Democratic Party’s far-left progressive base, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
“I have grown to appreciate the enormous consistent and nonstop advocacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders,” said AOC.
Filmmaker Michael Moore also recently endorsed Sanders for the presidential nomination.
“They are doing everything they can to throw everything they can come up with to get people to think differently about Bernie,” Moore told the crowd.
“So what do they say? Bernie’s too old. Yeah. Well, here’s what’s too old. The electoral college is too old. That’s what’s too old. A $7.25 minimum wage. That’s too old. Women not being paid the same as men. That’s too old. Thousands and thousands of dollars of student debt. What is that? Too old.”
“It’s actually a gift that we have a 78-year-old American running for president of the United States,” he continued.
“Bernie has seen the things many of us have never seen – a pay raise! How about that?”
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But the prospect of Sanders winning the Democratic nomination for president has sent many Democrats into panic.
Some Democrats claim he would massively damage the United States.
Sanders’ radical proposals, which would cost America between $60 trillion to $100 trillion, was blasted by South Carolina Democrat Representative Joe Cunningham.
“South Carolinians don’t want socialism,” Cunningham said.
“We want to know how you are going to get things done and how you are going to pay for them," he said.
The former CEO of Goldman Sachs and “registered Democrat” Lloyd Blankfein argued Sanders would destroy America’s economy, adding that he could be used by Russia to destroy America.
“If Dems go on to nominate Sanders, the Russians will have to reconsider who to work for to best screw up the US. Sanders is just as polarizing as Trump, AND he’ll ruin our economy and doesn’t care about our military,” Blankfein said.