Mayor Bill de Blasio annouces run for U.S. President

AmNews Staff Reports | 5/15/2019, 6:09 p.m.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announces his run for U.S. President.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he is running for U.S. President.

De Blasio had been contemplating a possible run to join an already crowded field of 20 other Democrats vying for the office. He's previously made several trips to swing states including Iowa and Vermont.

The mayor made the announcement with his wife Chirlane McCray on ABC's Good Morning America on Thursday. During an interview with George Stephanopoulos, de Blasio said he has what it takes to beat Donald Trump and put the nation on the right track.

“Working Americans deserve better. And I know we can do it because I’ve done it here in the largest, toughest city in this country,” de Blasio said. “I’ve done it. I’ve proven it can be done.”