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De Blasio chooses fellow socialist Bernie Sanders to swear him in for 2nd term as NYC Mayor

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In what proves to be a fitting choice, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has selected Sen. Bernie Sanders to swear him in to office.

De Blasio, reelected to a second term in November, believe it or not, has admitted his disdain for private property while praising socialism, which makes Sanders, the self-proclaimed Democratic socialist representing Vermont, the perfect choice.

President Bill Clinton swore de Blasio in for his first term, which began on January 1, 2014.

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“I think Bernie Sanders has revolutionized the political discussion of this country,” he said Friday during an appearance on CNN, echoing the class warfare strategy Sanders is known for.

“He has focused the entire country on the question of fairness and on addressing the income inequality crisis,” de Blasio added. “And here we have against the backdrop of a tax bill that the Republican leadership and President Trump passed in Washington that is literally a giveaway to the wealthy and corporations.”

All of which makes one wonder why corporations would consider the Big Apple to be friendly confines.

“Here in New York City, we’re going to have the number one voice in this country calling for fairness and calling for a real break for working people,” he continued. “I’m honored to have him swear me in.”

While he couldn’t stop gushing over Sanders, de Blasio was not willing to venture on whether the 76-year-old senator will run for president in 2020. But he gave him credit for the “energy on the ground” and, in part, for Roy Moore’s defeat in the Alabama Senate race.

“Some of that really goes to the credit of Bernie Sanders for activating a whole new generation of people and getting them involved in the political process,” the Democrat mayor said. “That’s going to have ramifications for years to come.”

Tom Tillison


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