De Blasio says it’s totally ‘normal’ that everyone is laughing at him
Mayor Bill de Blasio had a no-sweat reaction Tuesday to the onslaught of late-night roasts over his presidential bid.
The 2020 Democratic long shot was greeted on CNN’s “New Day” with footage from comedians Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, who cracked jokes at his expense on their respective shows last week.
“That’s what they do for a living, it’s normal,” de Blasio told co-host Alisyn Camerota.
“You didn’t think there was something a little bit nastier about the reaction to your announcement?” she asked before pulling out a copy of The Post from last week laughing off Hizzoner’s quixotic run.
“Fox News and New York Post, you’re going to get a definite reaction because I have challenged them plenty of times,” he said, without elaborating.
De Blasio then pivoted from the mockery to trying to justify his decision to enter the already-packed Democratic field as the 24th candidate.
“I think this is something to understand about me and my candidacy — mayor of the largest, toughest city in America. I have been for six years,” he continued. “To me, that’s like a walk in the park. I didn’t even notice that because I deal with really tough issues every single day … Late-night comics don’t bother me.”
The segment included shots of the mayor reacting to Colbert and Fallon’s jokes last Thursday.
On “The Tonight Show,” Fallon started off by announcing the finale of “The Big Bang Theory.”
“But it was also the beginning of a brand-new comedy — Bill de Blasio’s presidential campaign,” he quipped.
De Blasio chuckled as he watched Colbert crack, “Yet another new Democratic candidate pushed his way into the clown car. I’m talking about New York City Mayor and Frankenstein’s monster’s lawyer Bill de Blasio.”
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