New York City mayor Bill de Blasio on 2020 run: I will take on the wealthy
NYC Mayor and newly-announced 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio weighs in on President Trump’s thoughts about him, tabloid coverage of his announcement and why he says Donald Trump is a con man.
Joe Biden has opened up a 32-point lead over his nearest rival for the Democrat nomination for the presidency in 2020, according to a new poll.
Since entering the race to take on Donald Trump in April, the former vice president has set a new record for fundraising in the first 24-hours of a campaign – $6.3m (£4.8m) – and pushed his way to the top of most polls.
Mr Biden beat the fundraising record of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who sits in second place in the The Hill-HarrisX poll with 14 per cent of respondents to Mr Biden’s 46 per cent. The poll, which was taken over the weekend and involved 440 voters is the latest in a trend of polls that has shown Mr Biden increasing his lead over his rivals.
President Donald Trump responded to news of special counsel Robert Mueller’s 2017 appointment by telling then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he was “fucked,” according to a redacted version of Mueller’s report released Thursday.
“Oh my God,” the president told Sessions, according to the report. “This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m fucked.”
Trump went on to lambaste his attorney general for allowing Mueller’s appointment to happen, telling Sessions that the attorney general’s job had been to protect him and that Sessions had “let [him] down.” The president, according to Mueller’s report, asked Sessions: “How could you let this happen, Jeff?”