Former Democrat New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed he took NYC from the “epicenter” of the COVID pandemic to the “safest place in this country.”
In the odd announcement video that comes days after a woman was pushed to her death on the subway tracks in Times Square, he admitted he made mistakes over the last few years.
“I was not good with groundhogs at all. Probably shouldn’t have gone to the gym, but you know what? We changed things in this town,” he said in a video posted to social media, alluding to when he dropped groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, in 2014 (who later died from the injuries), and how he continued to go to the gym early in the coronavirus pandemic right before they closed down all over the state.
“I am not going to be running for Governor of New York State, but I am going to devote every fiber of my being to fighting inequality in the state of New York,” he said.
“Naysayers said it couldn’t be done,” he said of taking on inequality in NYC, “But we proved, together, we can make a big change.”
The 60-year-old progressive leader also said he changed policing to make it fairer and they enacted a Green New Deal.
His announcement came after a Siena College poll found just 6% of New York Democrats supporting his run for governor while 55% of voters had an unfavorable view of him. Gov. Kathy Hochul received 36% in the same poll.