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I'm a New Yorker I've known trump the boy for a long time this is not news to me or anyone else here and I know how to take him on the mayor of America's largest city officially joined the twenty twenty presidential race on Thursday I'm building Blasio and I'm running for president because it's time we put working people first , himself as a champion of progressive issues from free child care to criminal justice reform and how did his record now in his second term in city hall we are raising the wage to fifteen dollars an hour you will have no legal guarantee for the first time basically he's not the first the mayor to consider trading Gracie mansion for the White House Rudy Giuliani meter run in two thousand eight Michael Bloomberg very nearly made a go free in twenty sixteen and had contemplated doing so again in twenty twenty but big city mayors don't have a great track record of winning national elections the closest was Grover Cleveland he was mayor of buffalo but he was also new York's governor in between the blouse your face is an up hill battle to stand out among nearly two dozen Democrats including US vice president Joe Biden and senator Bernie Sanders according to a recent poll most new Yorkers feel an infused about the mayor's presidential aspirations this popularity took a hit after his administration got tangled up in a federal investigation of key to Blasi %HESITATION donors in an alleged paid a plea scheme the mayor was cleared of wrongdoing you'll hit the road almost immediately traveling to Iowa and South Carolina this weekend everybody ready