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The far-left, borderline socialist Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, has endorsed the openly socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination.
According to CNN, the New York mayor will be campaigning with Sanders in Nevada prior to the state’s caucuses next week, joining the socialist at a rally in Carson City on Sunday. In a statement on Friday, Sanders praised de Blasio for understanding that the “only way” to defeat President Trump is to hammer an agenda that helps working families.
“Mayor Bill de Blasio knows that the only way we can defeat Donald Trump is by uniting people from all backgrounds around an agenda that speaks to the needs of working families,” Sanders said in a statement to CNN. “Jane and I grew up in Brooklyn, and we are so proud to have the support of a New York City mayor fighting every day to improve the lives of New Yorkers. Bill is a leading example of what bringing the Democratic Party together around so-called ‘radical ideas’ like universal pre-K, paid family and sick leave, and defending immigrant neighbors can do for our country.”
With the endorsement of de Blasio, Sanders has all-but-shored up his support from the Democratic Party’s far-left progressive base, which began in October 2019 when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) endorsed him over Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former Vice President Joe Biden.
“I have grown to appreciate the enormous consistent and nonstop advocacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders,” said AOC.
Far-left documentary filmmaker Michael Moore also endorsed Bernie Sanders at the same rally, bashing the out-of-date politics of yesteryear.
“They are doing everything they can to throw everything they can come up with to get people to think differently about Bernie,” Moore told the crowd. “So what do they say? Bernie’s too old. Yeah. Well, here’s what’s too old. The electoral college is too old. That’s what’s too old. A $7.25 minimum wage. That’s too old. Women not being paid the same as men. That’s too old. Thousands and thousands of dollars of student debt. What is that? Too old.”
“It’s actually a gift that we have a 78-year-old American running for president of the United States,” he continued. “Bernie has seen the things many of us have never seen – a pay raise! How about that?”
As reported by The Daily Wire’s Ashe Schow, Bernie Sanders is well on his way to securing the Democratic nomination, with one major national poll putting him ahead of his competitors by double-digits.
A new Morning Consult poll found Sanders now has a 10-point lead over his closest challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden has obtained only six delegates so far in the primary.
“The latest Morning Consult poll finds Sanders at 29 percent support, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 19 percent and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at 18 percent. Sanders gained 3 points in the poll after winning the New Hampshire primary this week, while Biden lost 3 points after a disastrous fifth-place showing,” The Hill reported.
The outlet noted also that Sanders received more votes in the Iowa caucuses while receiving one less delegate than Buttigieg – a microcosm of the Democrats’ complaints about the national popular vote vs. the Electoral College.
Establishment Democrats have increasingly grown anxious over the prospect of a Bernie Sanders candidacy, fearing that his extremism could secure President Trump an easy victory. Longtime Democratic strategist James Carville has openly worried if the party has gone too far.
“We have candidates on the debate stage talking about open borders and decriminalizing illegal immigration,” Carville said. “They’re talking about doing away with nuclear energy and fracking. You’ve got Bernie Sanders talking about letting criminals and terrorists vote from jail cells. It doesn’t matter what you think about any of that, or if there are good arguments – talking about that is not how you win a national election.”