NewsElections De Blasio in 2020? Folks on Twitter have some not-too-kind thoughts Mayor Bill de Blasio officially announced he is running for president on Thursday in a video titled "Working People First." Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his 2020 presidential campaign on Thursday. Photo Credit: Howard Simmons By Lauren Cook email@example.com @L_Cook865 Updated May 16, 2019 10:03 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Mayor Bill de Blasio's has officially entered the 2020 presidential race and the Twitterverse appears to be slowly spiraling into madness. The mayor made the announcement in a video published Thursday morning titled "Working People First," but news of his plans had already broke on Wednesday evening, and folks on Twitter were there to deliver the laughs. "Bill de Blasio" became the top trending Twitter topic in the New York City area within an hour and more tweets were pouring in Thursday morning. "Dear Bill De Blasio: No. Stop it," one user wrote. President Donald Trump also tweeted his reaction, calling de Blasio a "JOKE." Read on for reactions about de Blasio's candidacy. The Dems are getting another beauty to join their group. Bill de Blasio of NYC, considered the worst mayor in the U.S., will supposedly be making an announcement for president today. He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2019 De Blasio' campaign will rival a hamburger chain out here in Cali:"In N Out" pic.twitter.com/71X5WbgOaS— Billy Syms (@CIGRHPR) May 16, 2019 You know...You don't actually HAVE to run for president just because everybody else is https://t.co/lcP2LhWRMJ— Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) May 15, 2019 My only question is will Bill de Blasio’s Presidential bid last longer than the guy from Die Hard 2’s 2008 campaign— Sean Tuffy (@SMTuffy) May 16, 2019 Dear Bill De Blasio: No. Stop it.— Jeff Cohen (@JeffCohenwriter) May 16, 2019 Just watched the de Blasio campaign video. It's way too early in the morning for this much irony... pic.twitter.com/rNNNT7FH23— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) May 16, 2019 The democratic pool for president is just...just stop already. this is ridiculous. De Blasio?! No thank you.— Meredith (@RunMereRun) May 16, 2019 Bill de Blasio's campaign slogan: "Whiter Than Biden"— SFK (@stephenkruiser) May 15, 2019 This just in: Bill de Blasio, another bland white guy extraordinaire, is gonna the enter the Democratic field, raising the number of candidates to 187.— Reverse the Polarity (@ShomahKhoobi) May 15, 2019 Everyone has come together to say that Bill de Blasio shouldn't run for president. Magical.— Dakota Hensley (@DakotaAHensley) May 15, 2019 I try to approach each day with the delusional confidence of a rich, old, white man declaring that he's running for President. Bill de Blasio, I'm looking at you.— CTUAgentIvan 😺 (@CTUAgentIvan) May 15, 2019 Add Bill de Blasio to the list of people wasting their time, money, and energy on an election they don’t have a hope in hell of winning.— Scott Akos (@AkosScott) May 15, 2019 I'm breaking my Twitter hiatus to make fun of Bill de Blasio HAHA what a guy...— Danny Jativa (@DannyJativaFL) May 15, 2019 STOP! We have over 20 people running! We DO NOT NEED MORE! Especially another old white guy! "Bill de Blasio"— Michael Swartz (@Maswartz226) May 15, 2019 Bill de Blasio is entering the 2020 election. Not sure who told him that was a good idea. NYers barely like him.— Chicletinspace (@raybree) May 15, 2019 In a crowded field, 6′ 5″ Bill de Blasio intends to stand out, head and shoulders above the rest. https://t.co/4xHswlFKB7— Nathan Feldman (@NathanFeldman95) May 15, 2019 Bill de Blasio is going to announce that he has the support of Bill de Blasio to run for president. https://t.co/wa2r47UYYF— David Kochel (@ddkochel) May 15, 2019 I should also announce that I'm entering the presidential primary since I have the same amount of support to do that as Bill de Blasio— ~ (@mira_jaar) May 15, 2019 Bill de Blasio is a bad Presidential candidate. He is a perfect example of “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” #2020Election #Democrats— TexasBrit (@britishemily78) May 15, 2019 Glad to see Bill de Blasio is campaigning on the childhood promise that anyone can run for president, even if you are polling at -1%— gamers are the proletariat of the internet (@UmbralCat) May 15, 2019 By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org @L_Cook865 Lauren joined amNY.com as a news editor in 2016. Previously, she worked as a web producer at CBS New York and News 12. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic 9 presidential candidates with ties to NYCMayor Bill de Blasio and President Donald Trump aren't the only 2020 presidential candidates who have lived, worked or gone to school in the city. Crowded field of Democrats in 2020 raceJoe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg and others are running to challenge President Donald Trump. De Blasio due in Iowa amid presidential speculationThe mayor also is slated to appear early Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America," joined by his wife, Chirlane McCray. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.