New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday hit out at President Donald Trump just after announcing his bid for the White House, saying that “every New Yorker knows he’s a con artist.”

“Right now, the federal government is not on the side of working people. And that’s because Donald Trump is playing a big con on America,” de Blasio told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“I call him Con Don. Every New Yorker knows he’s a con artist. We know his tricks. We know his playbook,” he added. “I know how to take him on — I’ve been watching him for decades. He’s trying to convince working Americans he’s on their side. It’s been a lie from day one.”

Trump responded to De Blasio’s campaign announcement on Thursday by calling the mayor a “joke,” and “the worst mayor in the U.S.,” on Twitter.

“The Dems are getting another beauty to join their group,” Trump tweeted. “Bill de Blasio of NYC, considered the worst mayor in the U.S., will supposedly be making an announcement for president today. He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!”


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