Bill de Blasio Unloads on Trump: 'Low Energy . . . Trickster'

New York City Mayor de Blasio to join crowded Democratic presidential fieldMore

New York City Mayor de Blasio to join crowded Democratic presidential fieldMore

New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio ripped President Donald Trump on Friday morning, calling him a "con man" and a "trickster" who posted a "low energy" video attacking his presidential aspirations.

She's hardly alone. A recent poll showed 76 percent of New Yorkers didn't want de Blasio to run for president.

One can assume that there is a mundane copy error at fault here, and that the phrase "Bill de Blasio on" somehow became "Bill de Blasioon", setting off a chain reaction that produced the headline "Causing a racquet!"

During a Thursday morning appearance on "Good Morning America", de Blasio borrowed one of Trump's favorite tactics by giving the president a disparaging nickname: Con Don.

His signature policy accomplishment was establishing universal pre-kindergarten in the largest school system in the country. Headquartered in NY - the business capital of the world - FBN launched in October 2007 and is the leading business network on television, topping CNBC in Business Day viewers for the second consecutive year.

But the mayor has grappled with setbacks.

A federal criminal investigation did not result in charges against de Blasio but nevertheless found the mayor or his associates accepted contributions from donors seeking official favors and then made inquiries to city agencies on their behalf.

De Blasio's hometown press has, so far, delighted in disparaging his presidential hopes.

Lehrer asked if de Blasio had "the outlines of a national law that could stop this race to the bottom, city against city for tax incentives for jobs".

De Blasio has already visited early-voting states, including Iowa and New Hampshire. "We know his playbook", de Blasio said.

The mayor went on to roast Trump - firing off a series of barbs.

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