De Blasio And Trump Go Head To Head Over Slogan: ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept’

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio responded to accusations that he had “stolen” a slogan from President Donald Trump by claiming that the phrase he used — “Promises made, promises kept” — was commonplace.

President Trump began using the slogan just weeks into his presidency in order to draw attention to accomplishments made in the early days of his administration.

So when the same phrase popped up on a sign behind Mayor de Blasio, a few eyebrows went up.

President Trump joined in, claiming that de Blasio’s use of the slogan showed a lack of imagination and wasn’t “nice.”

But de Blasio said he wasn’t looking at Trump’s use of the slogan when he decided to use it. His spokesman Eric Phillips told the New York Daily News that it was purely coincidental. “This is stupid. It is not novel rhetoric,” he explained.

And the slogan has been used before, as some pointed out on Twitter.

And a few pointed out that Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” was used by Ronald Reagan in 1980.

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