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Trump Jr. on De Blasio’s Presidential Run: ‘Clown Show’

What to Know

  • The son of President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., is weighing in on Mayor de Blasio's presidential run, which he will announce Thursday

  • After making the announcement, he, along with his wife Chirlane McCray, will travel to Iowa to headline an event in Sioux City

  • De Blasio becomes the first sitting mayor of New York City to run for president since John Lindsay's brief run in 1972

The son of President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., is calling Mayor de Blasio's presidential run a "clown show."

"Rather than do a PR stunt run for President (we all know its going nowhere) maybe @NYCMayor should clean up his backyard first," Trump Jr. tweeted. "This video from this morning should tell you all you need to know about his leadership. What a clown show!!!"

Rather than do a PR stunt “run” for President (we all know its going nowhere) maybe @NYCMayor should clean up his backyard first. This video from this morning should tell you all you need to know about his “leadership.” What a clown show!!! pic.twitter.com/E9kTUQXfTR

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 15, 2019

De Blasio will announce his candidacy Thursday morning with his wife Chirlane McCray before traveling to Iowa to headline an event in Sioux City, which local Democrats are calling the "first stop on his presidential announcement tour." The mayor will then head to South Carolina for the weekend.

He joins a Democratic field with almost two dozen other candidates.

In mounting a bid, the mayor is essentially ignoring the voters who overwhelmingly elected him to City Hall twice. An April 3 Quinnipiac University poll found 76 percent of New York City voters opposed the idea of him running for the White House.

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Even in his most traditionally loyal demographics — black voters and voters in the Bronx — seven out of every 10 were against the idea of him running for president.

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