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NYC Mayor de Blasio endorses Sanders, will campaign for socialist senator in Nevada

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for president rather than Michael Bloomberg, de Blasio’s predecessor.

The Sanders campaign said De Blasio would join the self-described democratic socialist in Nevada this weekend to rally supporters across the state ahead of next week’s Democratic caucuses.

“I am standing with Bernie because he stands with working families, and always has,” de Blasio said in a statement issued by the Sanders campaign. “New Yorkers know all too well the damage caused by Donald Trump’s xenophobia, bigotry and recklessness, and Bernie is the candidate to take him on and take him down.”

“I have called for a bold, progressive agenda, and that’s exactly what Senator Sanders has championed for decades,” de Blasio continued. “I am proud to endorse a true progressive leader who will fight for working New Yorkers and families across the country.”

The Brooklyn-born Sanders tweeted that he is “proud to have the support of a mayor fighting every day to improve the lives of New Yorkers.”

The two men share the same positions on a number of progressive issues, including health care, criminal justice reform and expanding affordable housing programs.

De Blasio, who was elected New York City mayor in 2013, ended his own campaign for the Democratic nomination in September of last year after struggling to gain traction in the polls. The mayor endorsed Hillary Clinton over Sanders in the 2016 Democratic presidential race, but is the first former candidate to back Sanders this time around.

His support of Sanders comes as Bloomberg, who led New York for 12 years before de Blasio, has risen in the polls and racked up several endorsements after pouring hundreds of millions of dollars of his own money into the race.

However, Bloomberg’s campaign has recently come under scrutiny over the New York Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” policy, which critics disproportionately impacted communities of color during his time as mayor. Other critics have accused Bloomberg of not doing enough while in office to stem widening income inequality.

On Thursday, President Trump called Bloomberg a “LOSER” and a “mass of dead energy” via Twitter.

14 Comments

  1. Nelson Marrero

    February 15, 2020 at 5:36 am

    Dios los cría y él Diablo los junta,querer engañar a los estadounidenses con qué Sanders defenderá a los pobres me acuerda a Fidel Castro Ugo Chávez Evo Morales y muchos otros,el Socialismo es la forma más rápida de hacer pobres porqué de ésa forma se aseguran él votó después dandoles migajas,yo tengo la experiencia porqué nací en un país socialista,me da pena con los qué dan su votó al partido demócrata porqué es cómo fabricar la soga con la que te van ahorcar

    • David in MA

      February 15, 2020 at 6:25 am

      A la mayoría de las personas en los Estados Unidos se les ha enseñado en su educación que el socialismo es lo mejor para ellos, nunca han vivido bajo el socialismo ni han aprendido a través de la historia que es la muerte. DIOS salva a Estados Unidos del mal de la represión.
      (Este traductor en línea es genial!)

  2. Polack

    February 15, 2020 at 5:40 am

    Mayor Big Bird would endorse the Bern as birds of the feather flock together. The Big D is just as goofy as Crazy Uncle Bernie. Both a couple of knotheads.

  3. Glenda

    February 15, 2020 at 5:47 am

    2 Communist traitors together!
    Which one hates America, and legal Americans, the most?

    De blasio has No support what so ever, from the NY Police Department,
    officers turn their backs on him, when he enters the room, because he supports law breakers, over the police!

    Sanders is a full blown Russian supporting Communist, who wants to destroy America by promising a 50 to 70 trillion dollar Medicare for all, over a 10 year period, which includes illegals!
    Sanders love for Communist ideas, and illegals, will destroy America, and turn our country into a third world cesspool!

    These 2 need to be deported to Russia, where they belong!
    Neither one belongs in America!

  4. David in MA

    February 15, 2020 at 6:28 am

    While these persons are out on the campaign trail are they still being paid for their jobs?
    If they are they must have that pay docked. Why should the taxpayers pay for their own demise?

  5. John Z

    February 15, 2020 at 7:09 am

    Big Bird needs to get out of the city for a while. Campaigning for a Commie is great cover and gives him a sense of actually doing something during the day.

  6. sally

    February 15, 2020 at 7:44 am

    stick them in a pot of soup together and feed them to AOC

  7. John Kellerman

    February 15, 2020 at 8:03 am

    This shouldn’t surprise anyone, trash always sticks with trash.

  8. Mif Palmer

    February 15, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Stupid democrats just cling to each other. Nobody in NY likes De Blasio, The police dept. don’t even like him. Nobody likes AOC, she is a total wack-o. These should take Bernie down.

  9. Jeff

    February 15, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Proof that the Communists are banding together to try and destroy America for every citizen but themselves. We can only hope that this joining together to support their destructive agenda scares the living g hell out of every free thinking American. The Socialist/ COMMUNIST party must never win!

  10. jon

    February 15, 2020 at 10:17 am

    2 BIG BUMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Their own COPS Hate them!
    Go and get a real job you idiots!

  11. John

    February 15, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Hell as long as he stays out of the city it is a good day. He can’t mess any thing else up. Good riddance to scun.

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    February 15, 2020 at 7:51 pm

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  13. KT4ZAP

    February 16, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Not one bill sponsored by Sanders has ever made it past the Senatorial voting block.
    And his short list of bills is 1.
    How pitiful that no one have voted in favor of his sponsored bills.

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