President Donald Trump took a shot at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after the latter dropped from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race as he proclaimed that the Big Apple was “devastated.”
De Blasio announced his departure from his party’s presidential nomination race after a campaign that saw him unable to break past one percent in the polls. He broke the news during an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday.
The New York City mayor called running for president “an extraordinary experience” but added that it was “clearly” not his “time” to ascend to the Oval Office.
“But, I have to tell you, at the same time, I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary election,” said de Blasio. “And it’s clearly not my time, so I’m going to end my presidential campaign.”
Check it out:
Breaking: Bill de Blasio announces he is ending his presidential campaign pic.twitter.com/vL8GcX3xV5
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) September 20, 2019
The Democratic mayor confirmed the end of his campaign in a Friday tweet but said that the “fight on behalf of working people” was not over yet.
It’s true: I’m ending my candidacy for president. But our fight on behalf of working people is far from over. https://t.co/wlqhNmcZLv
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) September 20, 2019
After de Blasio’s announcement, Trump tweeted out that people in the Big Apple were “devastated” by the “really big political news.”
The president also blasted de Blasio as the “part time mayor of New York City.”
“Oh no, really big political news, perhaps the biggest story in years! Part time Mayor of New York City, [de Blasio], who was polling at a solid ZERO but had tremendous room for growth, has shocking dropped out of the Presidential race. NYC is devastated, he’s coming home!”
Oh no, really big political news, perhaps the biggest story in years! Part time Mayor of New York City, @BilldeBlasio, who was polling at a solid ZERO but had tremendous room for growth, has shocking dropped out of the Presidential race. NYC is devastated, he’s coming home!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2019
The news spread quickly on Twitter, with many users weighing in on the ending of de Blasio’s presidential campaign.
“So close,” wrote Tim Murtaugh, Trump’s re-election campaign director of communications.
So close. https://t.co/945PciUwiq
— Tim Murtaugh – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TimMurtaugh) September 20, 2019
The Hill contributor Joe Borelli asked where “the de Blasio voter” will go.
Big question on the Sunday shows:
Where will the de Blasio voter go?
— Joe Borelli (@JoeBorelliNYC) September 20, 2019
Even “The Daily Show” got their shot in at de Blasio, proclaiming that their “hearts will go on.”
Bye bye Bill de Blasio. Our hearts will go on. pic.twitter.com/8jCkElQwAZ
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 20, 2019
Check out some of the other reactions:
De Blasio is OUT, he says. Says it isn’t his time — or what most everyone around him said before he got in.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) September 20, 2019
Oh no. De Blasio is going to get back to ruining New York City. https://t.co/15EjZIEDyC
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 20, 2019
BREAKING NEWS- Bill De Blasio drops out of the presidential race.
EVEN BIGGER BREAKING NEWS- No one realized he was still running nor cared.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) September 20, 2019
A dark day for New Yorkers, as Iowans refuse Bill de Blasio's request for asylum.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 20, 2019
I wonder who gets Bill de Blasio’s coveted 0% support.
— Siraj Hashmi 🐶 (@SirajAHashmi) September 20, 2019
Bill de Blasio
That's the joke.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) September 20, 2019
Bill de Blasio OUT; will no longer run to become Law de Blasio pic.twitter.com/xtjjKuJDgW
— Jared Rizzi (@JaredRizzi) September 20, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: Bill de Blasio was still running for President https://t.co/fB4iKUEG2y
— John Schwartz (@jswatz) September 20, 2019
Bill de Blasio: Well that presidential run didn’t work out, but I’m sure that New York City will re-elect me as mayor.
New York City: pic.twitter.com/UUk1S49MOc
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) September 20, 2019
de blasio solemnly reaches for the eraser pic.twitter.com/KruUy65xuz
— Tim Marcin (@TimMarcin) September 20, 2019
My guests were so well behaved that not a single dollar wound up in the Bill DeBlasio jar. He ended his campaign this morning. Guess he could have used our money! https://t.co/yozvEhz5eJ
— Caroline McCarthy 🧢 (@caro) September 20, 2019
DeBlasio dropped out of the presidential race today. 0% of voters noticed.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) September 20, 2019
A nation mourns… the loss of mocking Bill de Blasio. https://t.co/oN0onPvxvv
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) September 20, 2019
Bill de Blasio does something he should have done a long long time ago…And then there were… way too many left! #Election2020
— George Papadopoulos (@feeonlyplanner) September 20, 2019
When I see De Blasio at the Park Slope Y after he's spent months away on the campaign trail pic.twitter.com/cKHgmJqil8
— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella) September 20, 2019
*Bill de Blasio and supporters pic.twitter.com/xwZsRT9NoQ
— Reese Waters (@reesewaters) September 20, 2019
New York man drops out of 2020 presidential bid https://t.co/1Y8BQe4W5C
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 20, 2019
Live look at Bill de Blasio’s supporter….
Just kidding, there never was one! pic.twitter.com/SS3l1JBSHd
— Evan Siegfried (@evansiegfried) September 20, 2019
De Blasio’s departure leaves 19 candidates in the Democratic primary, including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), as well as frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden.