NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio ends 2020 presidential bid

Elias Hubbard
September 20, 2019

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, ending a campaign that failed to gain traction amid a crowded Democratic primary field.

De Blasio told the Morning Joe audience that he appreciated his time on the campaign trail.

"The bar is so high so early that for a lot of us - clearly, some of my fellow chief executives, governors - couldn't make that cut", de Blasio said.

On Friday morning's edition of Morning Joe, di Blasio told host Joe Scarborough that while he has enjoyed his run for president, the time has come to drop out.

De Blasio announced in May he would be running, but has had relatively little success.

"Getting out there, being able to hear people's concerns, address them with new ideas - it's been an extraordinary experience", he said. "There are American values we need to return to and fight for in order to achieve our greatest potential". "I know how to take him on".

Trump tweeted in response at the time that de Blasio was "considered the worst mayor in the U.S".

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"There's plenty of money in this world".

Liberal enthusiasm faded during his first term, partly because of political missteps at home and the emergence of bigger names elsewhere.

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