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    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced his intention to seek the Democratic nomination in the presidential election in the United States slated to take place on 3 November 2020. The announcement makes the New York mayor the 23rd prospective challenger in the 2020 presidential election to incumbent US President Donald Trump.

    US President Donald Trump has commented on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's latest announcement in which the latter voiced his intention to seek the Democratic nomination for the US presidential election on 3 November 2020. 

    The president lashed out at the new contender for the presidential post calling him a "joke" and "the worst mayor in the US".    

    ​De Blasio earlier said that it was time to "stop" Donald Trump, in a video announcement released by his campaign.

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    The politician went on to say that the United States possesses a lot of money that has ended up "in the wrong hands".    

    He concluded his video address by saying that he is seeking the presidency in order to "put working people first".    

    58-year old Bill de Blasio is serving as the 109th mayor of New York City. He assumed office on 1 January, 2014. 

    Upon his election as mayor, the politician was touted as a leading voice for the Democratic left; but confidence in him has faded over the course of his first term due to political blunders.   

    According to a recent survey conducted by Quinnipiac University, some 76% of New York City respondents opposed the idea of de Blasio's candidacy for the presidential post.    

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