‘What Are You Doing?’: de Blasio Keeps Taking Heat as ‘The View’ Scratches Their Heads at His 2020 Bid

Courtesy Bill de Blasio 2020/Handout via Reuters

“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg is finding humor in Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio’s entrance as the 24th candidate into the crowded pool of 2020 Democratic candidates.

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:

President Donald Trump also mocked the news of de Blasio’s 2020 bid, tweeting that Democrats are getting “another beauty” and called him the “worst mayor in the U.S.” and a “JOKE.”

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.”

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James
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Sorry, NYC, but I doubt the U.S. would want your Warren Wilhelm, Jr (aka: Warren de Blasio Wilhelm and/or Bill de Blasio) ruining the U.S. like he has NYC. Maybe you could find him a $15.00 an hour job cleaning the subways or fixing the potholes throughout what was a pretty nice place until he came on scene.

Phyllis Softa
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You researched his name, but failed to notice he has a Masters in International Affairs. When he leaves Gracie Mansion, it won’t be a minimum wage job that adds to his $145 million net worth.

If your father played no part in your upbringing, would YOU keep his name? Perhaps you are like me, I did not experience that situation. I therefore never considered a name change until I married. Not all of the children in America are so fortunate.

James
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Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) – former Governor – came from a home with no father and has done quite well for himself despite a few legal set backs he managed to straighten out. [Enter snide comment here, Phyllis]

As Governor, Scott did very well during his 8 years in the State House and improved the lives of Floridians. Scott has earned the respect of Floridians whereas America is begging NYC to keep de Blasio there. As an inept Socialist with the craziest ideas ever spewed (besides Commie AOC’s), his education is meaningless.

Phyllis Softa
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Rick Scott is an odd choice defense when Rick Scott was born Rick Myers. He does not have his biological father’s name either. Like de Blasio, he carries the surname of the family that raised him. And as you eluded to with Scott, de Blasio was never forced to resign or the company he ran fined $1.7 B for defrauding the US TAXPAYERS. de Blasio is not on my watch list for 2020, but I would consider him before I considered Scott. My mother worked in a FL HCA hospital before Scott was forced to resign. He left with 9… Read more »

banstan
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” but failed to notice he has a Masters in International Affairs.” Just how does that stupid-assed reply make up for the terrible job he has done as Mayor of NYC? Next you’ll be telling us that if everyone knew he had that degree, all the problems that have festered under his leadership? would just magically disappear. ANOTHER WORTHLESS politician who has gotten rich serving? the public.

Phyllis Softa
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Do you EVER read the comment to which I was responding??? Are you of the impression that de Blasio would be taking a minimum wage job post his 2nd term as Mayor of NYC? James, knew his biological father’s name and the legal change to the name of his mother’s family that raised him. If he was that interested in the NYC Mayor, how would he overlook his education when he asserted a $15 minimum wage job post completion of his 2nd term?

banstan
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As usual, immediately out in left field.

Phyllis Softa
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LOL..your go to response when you got nothing.

Phyllis Softa
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WHAT is the basis for your assertion that de Blasio earned his $143 million as a politician? WHAT is the basis for your assertion “”all the problems that have festered under his leadership”? You say you live in CA. So how do YOU know better than the 726,361 NYC voters that reelected him in 2017? That is 66.5% of the vote in a 7 candidate general election. WHAT do you know living in CA, that those in NYC DON’T? Do you visit NYC on a regular basis? Does your job take you to NYC? What are the festering problems you… Read more »

banstan
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“726,361 NYC voters that reelected him.” Just how many of those want him to run for President, philly?

Phyllis Softa
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You apparently visit NYC more often than I, ask THEM, Why would you ask me? I am not your personal Alexa.

banstan
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another weak deflection from the Great Deflector.

Phyllis Softa
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Not doing your bidding is NOT DEFLECTION. If you want to know something, use your search engine. WHY would I look it up for you?

banstan
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If you are NOT aware of the problems that have festered in NYC under his leadership, you really are UNINFORMED.

Phyllis Softa
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Interesting. I am uninformed because I don’t know what your list of problems festering in NYC are. It appears you know they have them, but just can’t articulate what they are.

banstan
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And you can’t answer a simple question, how many of those who voted for him want him to run for President? The truthful answer to that question is quite telling.

Phyllis Softa
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If you wish to know the answer to a question, WHY would you perceive it is MY responsibility to provide you with the answer? I am not your personal Alexa.

banstan
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Btw philly, it’s not MY list of problems.

Phyllis Softa
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Apparently you have not even seen the list since you can not name even one on the list to which you refer. You are the one claiming there are festering problems.

banstan
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Open your eyes, philly and quit being obtuse.

Phyllis Softa
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I am not Morte. I don’t live in NYC. I live in southwestern PA. Unlike you, ban, I can not see problems that exist 350 miles away from me. You apparently see problems across the country. Good for you.

banstan
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OK philly, just keep being obtuse.

Mike Wukitsch
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It seems as if he is seeking attention or trying to inflate his value to the Democrats through this announcement. I would suggest that he isn’t a serious candidate. One of my favorite comments about many/most politicians is the they “suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect”.

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