New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign on May 16. The New York Post reported today de Blasio only logged seven work hours in that month.

Yes, the report only shows one month, but it has become apparent the low work hours in May is not an isolated incident.

De Blasio went to his office six times in May. During that time, he only attended two meetings and four events. He took five phones, but one “was his weekly appearance on WNYC radio.”

In May 2018, de Blasio had “50 meetings, calls and other events at City Hall” on his calendar. Overall, he had 152 city events in that month.

The New York Post continued:

One former aide said de Blasio’s virtual disappearance from the Big Apple’s official seat of power sent a troubling message.

“If he’s trying to show New Yorkers that he’s over doing the job, he’s doing a good job of it,” the ex-aide said.

Another former de Blasio insider called the mayor’s job performance “real bad.”

“At this point, you’ve got to wonder how much of his heart is really in it,” the source added.

This news will likely not help de Blasio. Legal Insurrection has documented the troubles de Blasio faces in his city.

Just last week the NYPD union voted “no confidence” in de Blasio and Commissioner James O’Neill over the firing of Daniel Pantaleo. He is the officer in the death of Eric Garner in 2014.

De Blasio and PBA President Pat Lynch have received criticism on inaction as officers continue to commit suicide. After nine cops killed themselves (the latest last week), de Blasio finally spoke up. He promised more mental health options for officers.

New Yorkers plastered the city with “missing” de Blasio posters. The signs read, “Last seen embarrassing himself in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. If seen please tell him to immediately return to New York and do the job he was elected to do.”

In July 2017, someone murdered a New York City police officer and a mother of three. The police academy graduated a new class of officers. De Blasio decided to skip town at this time to join protests at the G-20 summit in Germany. The New York Post destroyed de Blasio over his travel plans.

If de Blasio’s campaign was making a blip on the primary radar, I could understand a little bit. But de Blasio is close to dead last and has never gained momentum. His announcement came on May 16. CNN posted an article that day titled “The math is against Bill de Blasio in 2020.” A poll around that time found 65% of New York state Democrats would be unhappy if de Blasio became the 2020 Democratic nominee.

A Monmouth University poll taken before de Blasio’s announcement found the mayor “with a negative net favorability rating (-6 points).” He was the only Democrat to land in the negatives.

He has less than 1% of Democratic support in the latest CNN poll.

 
 
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