“The View” hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain blasted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio following the announcement of his 2020 presidential run Thursday.
“Not a good career move, man,” Goldberg shook her head as McCain booed the announcement.
“It says he’s going to put working people first,” Goldberg began. “New York has embraced the green deal and that he’ll take it national and, as a New Yorker, he’s always known what a bully and fraud the guy in the White House is. Is this a good career move for him right now? No! What are you doing?” (RELATED: Bill De Blasio Enters Race For White House)
Goldberg shook her head, repeating, “Not a good career move, man.”
“Here’s the thing that you didn’t mention,” Goldberg added, listing some of the problems being faced by New Yorkers. “Homelessness is near record highs. Congestive pricing will take the minimum wage money we just gave to people and take it away from them because they have to pay the congestive pricing. Public housing is falling apart. The subway is under served. The buses are slow. What the hell are you going to do?”
The audience cheered Goldberg’s assessment, and when co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin interjected with several of de Blasio’s accomplishments they responded with mumbling and a few “boos.”
McCain jumped in then, mentioning the crowds of protesters that surrounded de Blasio’s announcement on “Good Morning America.”
“This morning on ‘GMA’ people were screaming ‘liar’ so loud outside that George Stephanopoulos had to say there’s — protesters out,” McCain explained. “There’s a violent crime rise. There’s a measles outbreak. Increase in homelessness. He’s a climate change hypocrite. He drives from Gracie mansion to Brooklyn in a caravan. He killed the groundhog. I feel like that’s important to America. We have the video. He did. He dropped this groundhog!”
The ladies at “The View” were not the only ones unimpressed by de Blasio’s announcement.
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) May 16, 2019
The Dems are getting another beauty to join their group. Bill de Blasio of NYC, considered the worst mayor in the U.S., will supposedly be making an announcement for president today. He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2019
De Blasio brings the total number of Democrats in the race for the 202o nomination to 23.