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Bill De Blasio Ends His Presidential Campaign

"It's clearly not my time", said de Blasio.

De Blasio ended his campaign with an announcement on Morning Joe.

Source: Washington Post

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that he is dropping out of the Democratic presidential race after failing to gain traction in the crowded field, saying “it’s clearly not my time.”

“Getting out there — being able to hear people’s concerns, addressing them with new ideas — has been an extraordinary experience, but I have to tell you at the same time I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary election, and it’s clearly not my time, so I’m going to end my presidential campaign,” de Blasio said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

De Blasio, who launched his campaign with a video in which he pledged to “put working people first,” vowed to “keep speaking up for working people.”

The snark came quickly.

De Blasio is OUT, he says. Says it isn’t his time — or what most everyone around him said before he got in.

— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) September 20, 2019

In this time of great division, I think it’s nice that the press and the president can come together to dunk on Bill de Blasio.

— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) September 20, 2019

BREAKING NEWS- Bill De Blasio drops out of the presidential race.

EVEN BIGGER BREAKING NEWS- No one realized he was still running nor cared.

— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) September 20, 2019

Bill de Blasio has dropped out of the presidential race. Both his supporters are said to be disappointed.

— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) September 20, 2019


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