New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made it official Thursday as he announced his campaign for the presidency.
The Democrat released a video talking about some of his achievements as mayor of our country’s biggest city, including raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, paid sick leave and guaranteed health care.
However, not everyone is exactly jumping for joy that de Blasio decided to get in the race for the White House.
In a poll conducted last just last month, more than 75% of New York City residents said they didn’t want the mayor to run.
Also, following de Blasio’s announcement, The New York Post put out a not-so-flattering cover welcoming him to the race.
Today's cover: Bill de Blasio officially launches 2020 presidential campaign pic.twitter.com/g973kWfGJ3
— New York Post (@nypost) May 16, 2019
The New York Democrat is now the 23rd candidate seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.