“I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary election, and it’s clearly not my time, so I’m going to end my presidential campaign,” de Blasio told Morning Joe on Friday.
De Blasio, who did not appear in the third debate earlier this month, said he could not see a path forward for his campaign because he could not meet the polling and donation thresholds to make the debate stage.
The mayor said he would continue advocating for the issues that affect working people, warning in an opinion piece published Friday that Democrats must focus on the concerns of working people or risk losing to President Trump in 2020.
“Yes, Donald Trump lies to working people, but he at least pretends to talk to them. That may be enough for him to win if we do not constantly make it clear that the Democrats are the party of everyday Americans in rural counties and urban centers, the coasts and the heartland,” he wrote.