De Blasio: Trump Can 'Kiss His Reelection Goodbye'
Mayor said Trump will be viewed in same light as President Gerald Ford and Herbert Hoover.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio blasted President Donald Trump saying history will “judge” him “very harshly” over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
De Blasio claimed that Trump would be viewed similarly to former President Gerald Ford and Herbert Hoover.
The mayor also said the President “should kiss his reelection goodbye."
De Blasio seemingly jumped on the Democrat's political narrative to blame Trump for the state of the economy as a result of the coronavirus.
The Mayor slammed Trump for signing an executive order to ban all immigration into the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic, arguing the president is ignoring what is happening on the ground.
“[Trump’s] literally said nothing about how to help the place that’s been the epicenter to get back on its feet,” de Blasio said.
“So, what I think the president should be thinking about is two things … and only two things: testing so we can actually all beat back this disease, and the stimulus to allow our cities and our states, our economy to recover," the Mayor added.
"These are the two things he’s dropped the ball on. And he’s not even talking about — when you ask him how are we going to get cities and states going again?”
“He has nothing to say about it,” he continued.
“He wants to talk about immigration. He doesn’t want to talk about what’s actually happening on the ground with the people he’s supposed to be serving," he added.
"This is Donald Trump's last chance. He blew it in the first instance on testing. He's blowing it again on testing. He's nowhere to be found on support for the cities and the states that bore the brunt of the crisis. History is going to judge him very harshly." - Mayor de Blasio pic.twitter.com/1k9psE5EN9— Kasie DC (@KasieDC) April 20, 2020
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"And I think history’s going to judge him very harshly and put him in the same camp as Gerald Ford and even Herbert Hoover, who ignored what the depression was doing to people and failed to bring the country back."
"That’s where this president is now," he added.
"And he should kiss his reelection goodbye if he thinks he’s going to be able to convince the American people to want four more years of a guy who can’t even get the basics right.”
Problems in de Blasio's own city
Progressive De Blasio also recently said it is “unconscionable” that Rikers Island inmates who were released due to coronavirus concerns are committing new crimes.
“I think it’s unconscionable just on a human level that folks were shown mercy and this is what some of them have done,” the mayor said, according to the New York Post.
De Blasio argued the number of re-offenders remains relatively small and that the city was “buckling down” on monitoring and supervising released prisoners.
“We do see some recidivism. I have not seen a huge amount, but any amount is obviously troubling,” he said.
The Democrats coronavirus narrative
De Blasio echoed Nancy Pelosi's recent remarks accusing President Donald Trump of destroying the economy and costing lives.
During an MSNBC interview on Friday, Pelosi falsely accused Trump of calling the pandemic a "hoax,' which has already been thoroughly debunked.
“It’s probably a combination. Let’s right now talk about the pandemic because that’s a matter of life and death."
"We’re in the situation that we’re in because early into this, the president refused to accept the facts."