New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Bill de Blasio While Klobuchar surges, Warren flounders DHS gives New York the red light for state’s green light law MoveOn blasts Bloomberg’s ‘false’ account of stop and frisk MORE officially threw his support behind Sen. Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders Progressive journalist: Unions don’t want to ‘ruffle any feathers’ by endorsing in primary Behar, McCain get into fiery exchange over election in debate about Bloomberg Sanders leads Biden in latest Nevada poll (MORE ‘s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign on Friday, arguing that Sanders is the candidate to take down President Trump Donald John Trump Trump declares war on hardworking Americans with new budget request Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial First, we’ll neuter all the judges MORE in November.
“I am standing with Bernie because he stands with working families, and always has, ”de Blasio, a former 101916 presidential contender, said in a statement released by Sanders’s campaign.
“New Yorkers know all too well the damage caused by Donald Trump’s xenophobia, bigotry and recklessness, and Bernie is the candidate to take him on and take him down, “he continued.
The New York mayor also touted Sanders’s policies and record as a lawmaker.
“I have called for a bold, progressive agenda, and that’s exactly what Senator Sanders has championed for decades. I am proud to endorse a true progressive leader who will fight for working New Yorkers and families across the country. ”
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The mayor dropped out of the Democratic primary in September, saying he would continue to focus on the needs of the working class.
“Yes, Donald Trump lies to working people, but he at least pretends to talk to them, “de Blasio wrote in an NBC News op-ed. “That may be enough for him to win, if we do not constantly make it clear that the Democrats are the party of everyday Americans in rural counties and urban centers, the coasts and the heartland.”
Sanders’s policies and platforms, such as “Medicare for All” and raising the minimum wage, are catered toward working-class Americans.
De Blasio’s endorsement comes as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg , Michael Rubens Bloomberg Behar, McCain get into fiery exchange over election in debate about Bloomberg Sanders leads Biden in latest Nevada poll Facebook to allow influencers to produce sponsored content for political campaigns MORE rises in the polls.