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Looks Like Bill De Blasio Has All But Quit His Day Job To Run For President

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Bill De Blasio is running for president, but based on the polls he should not quit his day job anytime soon. Unfortunately for the people of New York City, or perhaps fortunately depending on your perspective, a recent report shows it looks like he has already quit his current role as mayor of the Big Apple. De Blasio only worked seven hours in May, aka less than one full work day. The rest of time he was on the road campaigning for the 2020 Democratic primary nomination. 

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The New York Post reviewed records provided exclusively by a former assistant to De Blasio:

Hizzoner showed up at his office on just six occasions in May, taking part in two meetings, four events and five phone calls, one of which was his weekly appearance on WNYC radio, according to entries on his official calendar.

The 11 appointments amounted to a meager one-fifth of the 50 meetings, calls and other events at City Hall on de?Blasio’s calendar for May 2019. He had a total 152 city events scheduled for the month.

De Blasio, for his part, recently claimed that he is working from the campaign trail despite not actually being in New York City. 

In an interview recorded on Friday, De Blasio told Pod Save America,“There is no question that if you’re running a campaign, you have to put energy into it and attention into it." 

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"I don’t mean this to be pretentious, but it is true, he added. "Yes, I do wake up every morning; in fact, start with a whole slew of emails with a whole bunch of updates and give instructions from the very beginning of the day to the very end of the day." 

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