It’s not about me, really!
Mayor Bill de Blasi
By Kevin Sheehan and Yoav Gonen
September 5, 2017 | 6:05pm
o on Tuesday defended his statement about running the city so well “you’d assume they’d be having parades out in the streets” — insisting he was misinterpreted and just wanted to draw attention to all the “good news” going on in the Big Apple.
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“I meant very simply that there is a lot of good news in New York City,” he said at an afternoon press conference. “People should appreciate how much everyone has achieved together.”
Ticking off his accomplishments, de Blasio whined in an interview with New York magazine that he’s doing a stellar job, and “you’d assume they’d be having parades out in the street.”
“But that’s not the time in history we’re living in,” he added.
Hizzoner claimed Tuesday that he was actually making “a statement about what’s happened in our civic culture,” as many people “are kind of generically skeptical of government.”
“It’s not about me,” he declared, while going on to complain about there not being enough news coverage about positive things, like more jobs in NYC.
“In general, it’s harder for the good to get through. But I’m certainly not surprised by it. And the job is the same job either way,” de Blasio continued. “It’s frustrating. It’s not about me. Again, I understand what the job is.”
Posted on 05 Sep 2017, 19:04 - Category: Mayor Bill de Blasio