Bill de Blasio’s presidential campaign announcement was met with intense anger and mockery over New York’s failing public transit system
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s announcement of his 2020 presidential campaign was slammed both online and in real life.
Many social media users posted photos of New York’s dilapidated public transit system in protest.
His first appearance as a candidate on ABC’s “Good Morning America” was met with groups of demonstrators outside the studio in New York chanting “liar!” and “can’t run the city!”
De Blasio is by far the most unpopular 2020 candidate among both residents of his own city and among the broader Democratic primary electorate.
He has an underwater approval among New Yorkers and net negative favorability among Democratic voters.
One New York non-profit executive, however, told INSIDER he believes De Blasio’s progressive accomplishments as mayor shouldn’t be overlooked, and his voice has something to add to the 2020 conversation.
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So far, 23 Democratic candidates are running for president in 2020.
But just one, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, had the distinction of having his announcement widely slammed both online and in real life.
De Blasio, who officially confirmed his announcement to NBC News on Wednesday night, was mercilessly mocked on every social media platform where people can leave comments. He was also protested by his own constituents outside the “Good Morning America” studio in New York where he made his first official media appearance as a candidate.
On Twitter, nearly every post about De Blasio’s announcement was severely “ratioed,” meaning people left more disapproving replies than liked or retweeted the tweet. And on Facebook, many media organizations’ posts reporting De Blasio’s candidacy were met with more “laugh” and “angry” reactions than likes.
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