2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio claimed that President Trump was using a “racist appeal” in his tweets to distract the public from the economy.
On Sunday, during interview with ABC’s “This Week,” de Blasio — the mayor of New York City and one of 24 Democrats running for the presidential nomination — was asked by host George Stephanopoulos about President Trump’s recent tweets where he railed against Rep. Elijah Cummings.
Mayor De Blasio responded by claiming that President Trump has a “conman reality” and employs a “racist appeal” in his tweets to “distract” Americans from the realities of the country.
“This president is trying to distract people from the larger reality of this country. So he uses the racist appeal, he uses the bait-and-switch. You’ve watch him for a long time, I’ve watched him for a long time here in the context of New York. There is a conman reality of Donald Trump. It’s a classic bait-and-switch maneuver every time.” He said.
He went on to say that “working people are stuck economically” and that they have “tremendous frustration” with the economy.
“The real issue in this country is that working people are stuck economically. There’s tremendous frustration out there in working America and folks aren’t getting ahead,” the New York City mayor claimed. “They think the next generation is actually going to do worse than they did.”
However, there is one glaring issue with Mayor de Blasio’s claim about the economy, it is currently booming.
Under President Trump’s administration, the economy has seen record-high job openings, the highest number of employed Americans, record-high consumer confidence, and a stunning 4.2 percent GDP growth rate.
Mayor De Blasio is not the only 2020 Democrat who has taken aim at President Trump’s economy. Several other Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens. Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden have blasted the booming economy.