Donald Trump announces bid for NY mayoral race, Bill de Blasio rejoices
NEW YORK – Broadcasting live from Trump Tower with a jumbo pizza slice in one hand, so-called businessman Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the New York Mayor's race Monday afternoon. With the campaign slogan “Make New York Great Again,” the failed presidential candidate promised to build a wall on the southern border of New York, and to make New Jersey pay for it.
“For too long, the citizens of New Jersey have been flooding into our once-great city. They’re bringing crime, they’re bringing drugs…they’re rapists. And some of them, I assume, are good people,” Trump told former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Fox News.
Trump must first defeat a crowded field of candidates to become the Republican nominee before facing off against current Democratic Mayor De Blasio in the general election later this year.
A flash poll conducted after Trump’s announcement reveals the race is Mayor De Blasio’s to lose, with just 9 percent of likely voters rallying behind the former star of “The Apprentice.” Trump took to Twitter following the poll’s release, calling the numbers “irrelevant.”