De Blasio Allies Rule Out 2020 Presidential Bid

Out of over 30 of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s own aides, just two believe he should make a run for the White House in 2020.

“I believe Bill de Blasio has 100 percent the right message; I’m just not so sure he’s the right messenger,” said City Hall adviser Rebecca Katz, who also worked in his campaign. An individual claiming to be a “friend” called the notion “idiotic,” and an aide, laughing, said that a presidential bid would be “f*cking insane.”

Even de Blasio’s wife Chirlane told Politico’s Women Rule podcast that “the timing is not exactly right.”