Another Democrat is expected to join the 2020 race next week, and people are already hilariously trolling him

The amount of Democrats vying for a chance to face-off against President Donald Trump in 2020 seems to multiply every single day.

The already crowded field includes Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Beto O’Rourke … feel tired yet? That’s not even the entire pool of people. Others include Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA).

Even with all of those names, we still haven’t even begun to scratch the surface. There are a total of 21 Democrats running and more are expected to announce campaigns.

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A new report from the New York Daily News suggests that a recognizable face is expected to join the race next week: New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio.

Multiple sources have said that De Blasio’s candidacy could be announced as early as next Wednesday, the same day he will turn 58.

The mayor’s political action committee, Fairness PAC, recently polled Iowa voters and paid for trips to Nevada, Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Fairness PAC spokesman Mike Casca said on Friday that no decision has been made yet.

“Very hard to announce something without a decision — nearly impossible, some might say,” he said.

De Blasio told WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” on Friday that qualifying for early debates is essential to a successful presidential campaign.

“The debates are important, there’s a lot of other factors in how…a campaign of this importance emerges,” he said. De Blasio promised that he will make a decision about a run by the end of the month.

The trouble here is De Blasio is not exactly a popular mayor.

A Quinnipiac University poll released last month revealed that 76 percent of New York Democrats do not want De Blasio to run in 2020.

The mayor has also been taking a beating on Twitter where many have pointed to his unpopularity as a reason he should sit on the sidelines in 2020.

“The funny thing about Bill de Blasio is: everyone hates him. Everyone. In his own city,” tweeted New Yorker and National Review critic-at-large Kyle Smith.

The former New York Post film critic continued, “It’s one of the few bipartisan points of agreement: ‘De Blasio is such a weenie.'”

Smith also tweeted earlier in the day that he has “literally never heard a single New Yorker say ‘I love Bill de Blasio.'”

Others were just as ruthless.

“Bill de Blasio does have a path to victory, but it involves him surviving a virus that kills off 99% of the population,” wrote “Sidequest: In Realms Ungoogled” author Frank J. Fleming.

“Twitter’s reaction to Bill de Blasio 2020, summarized: 1. LOL 2. Fix the subways. 3. Groundhog murder,” tweeted New York Times contributor Michael M. Grynbaum.

Check out more hilarious reactions to the De Blasio news below:

Not exactly the response one wants when news leaks that they may run for president. Despite the backlash, De Blasio will likely announce a run next week. At this point, it appears every Democrat with an official position in government is running, so we may as well throw De Blasio into the mix too.


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