De Blasio isn’t receiving a warm welcome as Whoopi said, “It’s not a good career move, man,” and asked, “What are you doing?”
The “Big Apple” mayor kicked off his 2020 campaign on Thursday via video with the campaign message, “Working People First.”
However, Goldberg continued to mock de Blasio’s run for president, laughingly laying out what he “didn’t mention” in his campaign announcement:
“Here’s the thing that you didn’t mention: Homelessness is near record highs. Congestive pricing will take the minimum wage money that we just gave to people, it’ll take it away from them because they have to pay the congestive pricing. Public housing is falling apart. You can’t seem to fire anybody, the subway’s are underserved. The buses are slow. What the hell are you going to do?”
Co-host Joy Behar contrasted saying, “he’s done some good things,” to which Goldberg then responded, “Spit them out!”
Behar noted de Blasio passed universal pre-k program, increased funding for affordable housing, froze rent increases, and bumped minimum wage to $15 per hour, as well as other things — co-host Sunny Hostin followed by laying out several additional points.
Co-host Meghan McCain backed Goldberg on her distaste for de Blasio’s 2020 run.
Watch the video below:
NYC’S DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES PRESIDENTIAL BID: Mayor Bill de Blasio officially announced his 2020 presidential bid on Thursday morning – the co-hosts discuss whether or not this is a good career move. https://t.co/4PmHl4AzOW pic.twitter.com/gadFPPJ37y
— The View (@TheView) May 16, 2019
De Blasio responded to Trump’s criticism, tweeting, “NYC has record low crime & record high jobs. We’re investing in working families with free Pre-K & guaranteed health care. #ConDon taking advantage of working families is no joke.”
The New York City mayor was met with pushback, as IJR Red reported, from New York Police Benevolent Association president Pat Lynch, who said, “It is laughable that a mayor who has shown no interest in running New York City now says he wants to mismanage the entire country.”