Bill de Blasio has abandoned his application for nomination for presidential candidate of the US Democrats. He stopped his campaign, said New York Mayor in conversation with the news channel MSNBC. "It's clearly not my time," he acknowledged with a view to lack of support for his candidacy.
In the election campaign against President Donald Trump he would now support the candidate of his party, who could secure the nomination, he promised. The Mayor's campaign, begun earlier this year, had never really picked up. In surveys, he did not come beyond single-digit approval ratings.
Oh no, really big political news, perhaps the biggest story in years! Part time mayor of New york city, @BilldeBlasio, who was polling at a solid Zero but had tremendous room for growth, has shocking dropped out of the presidential race. NYC is devastated, he's coming home!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2019
Only minutes after de Blasio's announcement Trump spoke up: with sarcasm. The president called the news "shocking". On Twitter, he wrote, "New York City is devastated, he's coming home."
The favorites in the run for Democratic campaigning are currently former Vice President Joe Biden and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. In all, there are still about 20 Democrats trying to nominate the party; but the field gradually clears. The party-internal primaries, in which the Democrats set their candidate for the presidential election in November 2020, begin in February.