New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has a major ego problem and thinks that New Yorkers ought to be praising him more and even throw parades in his honor.
“When I think about how crime’s gone down for four years, graduation rates up, test scores are up, more jobs than ever in our history — I think, ‘Wow, just that quick profile, any candidate anywhere would want it,’ ” he boasted to New York magazine.
“You’d assume they’d be having parades out in the streets. But that’s not the time in history we’re living in,” he added.
The cynical mayor must have forgotten that almost half of his constituency does not approve of him. They feel similarly about reelecting him too. De Blasio finally admitted that he made some mistakes in the past. No way?
“The mayor admitted he had made “missteps” and had “insufficiencies as a communicator” — but said New Yorkers were simply taking out their frustrations with the current economic climate on their leaders.
‘The Great Recession, specifically, but really the decades of people being economically stagnant, deeply affected people’s views, understandably,” de Blasio said. ‘And the increased cost of living around here.’
Seemingly responding to a Post report about him being a bully of a boss, the mayor took issue with criticisms of his “management approach.”
‘You don’t achieve all those things without managing the hell out of the situation,’ de Blasio said.
As for the investigations into his campaign fundraising, Hizzoner said “everyday New Yorkers” are far more concerned with the issues that affect their lives.
‘Some political insiders, maybe they’ve come to certain conclusions,” he said. “But for everyday New Yorkers? They didn’t see anything wrong, and they’re right, because there wasn’t anything wrong.'”
But his citizens know better. They know that De Blasio is crooked. Hopefully their vote proves it in the election.