Bill de Blasio | Democratic Mayor of New York City
Bill de Blasio Contact & Bio Information
Born 05/08/1961 (Age 58)
Bill de Blasio History
Mayor of New York City (01/01/2014 - Present)
Local Official in New York City (01/01/2010 - 12/31/2013)
College Attended: Columbia ('87) & New York University ('84)
Degrees Earned: Masters Degree International Relations (87) & Bachelors Degree International Relations (84)
Prior Occupations: Government Employee
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio sat down for an interview with Trevor Noah of "The Daily Show" to discusses his bid for the Democratic nomination for President and programs he would like to enact were he elected President. De Blasio discussed his desire to restructure the education system to create equal opportunities for children of all demographic backgrounds and why he thinks it's time to reform the police system in the United States, among a number of other topics.
Bill de Blasio sat down for a lengthy and combative interview with Sean Hannity where the two discussed a number of issues, often speaking over each other and not allowing the other to finish their statements. Their debate covered everything from police involved shootings to what children should be eating for school lunch. The Washington Post reported that the two interrupted each other at least 129 times during their 41 minute debate, making it a ratings bonanza high on theatrics and low on substance.
Bill de Blasio spoke with reporters from POLITICO Monday to discuss his 2020 Presidential campaign. The Mayor touched on a number of topics, notably saying he now believes that Senator Bernie Sanders would have beaten Donald Trump in 2016 if he were the Democratic nominee. De Blasio also refused to answer whether he will remain in the race if he doesn't meet the threshold to participate in the next Democratic debate in early September.
Night two of the second Democratic debate in Detroit was a heated one between the 2020 hopefuls. The candidates focused more on attacking one another on issues such as healthcare and immigration than they did on how they would defeat Donald Trump. Kamala Harris was slammed by several candidates for her healthcare plan and her tenure as California's attorney general, but it was Joe Biden who received the majority of the blows by almost every candidate. His record was constantly called into question, as well as his position on the Hyde Amendment. Biden's responses were references to his time serving with Barack Obama.
Democratic candidate and New York Mayor, Bill De Blasio talked to MSNBC's Chris Matthews about his campaign platform. He remarked about his debate opener by saying "I talked about taxing the hell out of the wealthy. Here's the thing: That's going to move people in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania."
2020 Democratic candidate, Mayor Bill de Blasio sat down with Morning Joe to discuss the first night of debates, his campaign platforms, and his overall vision for health care. In reference to his own party, he talked about why he thinks Democrats need an identity as a party.
The first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle featured the first ten of twenty candidates who qualified to participate. There were plenty of minor disagreements between the candidates, particularly on immigration, healthcare policy, and Donald Trump. Some notable moments are when Senator Warren publicly called for the elimination of private health insurance (a first for her), Julian Castro's passionate plea for a more inclusive immigration law, and a number of candidates answering questions in Spanish instead of English in a bid to appeal to Hispanic voters.
2020 Democratic presidential Candidate, and New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio talked with Chris Matthews from the spin room, giving his thoughts on his debate performance. he said "I started out as an underdog and I worked my way to center stage,"
2020 Democratic presidential candidate, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke with Chris Mathews on Hardball. He talked about dealing with the helicopter crash in New York City, saying that "when your chief executive of the nation's biggest city, and a lot people call this job the second toughest job in America, yeah there's a lot to take care of." He explained his campaign platform, and going around the country telling them they've put working people first in New York.
New York City Mayor, and 2020 Democratic Candidate, Bill de Blasio spoke during the Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame event in Cedar Rapids. He spoke about celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary, as well as the issue his wife had been working on in New York, mental health. He blamed Republican governors for cutting mental health services. Then called his wife on stage and introduced her as the first lady of New York City, and kissed her before she returned to her seat.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate, and New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio talked with hosts of Good Morning America about President Donald Trump's opinion of him, as well as the tabloid coverage of his announcement of candidacy. Bill de Blasio said that "Trump has conned everyone."
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination in a video posted on YouTube. In the video de Blasio promised to put "working people first" and argued he was uniquely suited to challenge President Trump head on in 2020.
2020 Democratic candidate, and New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio was interviewed by Good Morning America. He talked about what he hoped to accomplish as he joined nineteen other candidates who were seeking the Democratic nomination.