Twitter reacts to de Blasio in the first 2020 debate

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio solicited a lot of reactions online following the first Democratic presidential debate.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio solicited a lot of reactions online following the first Democratic presidential debate.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio solicited a lot of reactions online following the first Democratic presidential debate.

Twitter reacts to de Blasio in the first 2020 debate

Cheers and jeers for the mayor’s performance.
June 27, 2019

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made his national debut Wednesday in the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate.

Here’s what Twitter had to say.

Politicians:

Susan Rice, former national security advisor

Joe Borelli, New York City councilman

Jumaane Williams, New York City public advocate

Supportive Journalists and Pundits

Yamiche Alcindor, PBS white house correspondent, NBC, MSNBC

Jillian Jorgensen, education reporter at NY1

Michael Moore, documentary filmmaker and author

David Klion, news editor at Jewish Currents, writer at The Nation

Critical Journalists and Pundits

Jemele Hill, The Atlantic

Grace Rauh, NY1 political reporter and host of NY1’s podcast, “Off Topic/On Politics”

Dan Goldberg, health reporter at Politico 

Sally Goldenberg, City Hall bureau chief at Politico

Bob Hardt, NY1 political director

Mara Gay, The New York Times Editorial Board

Charlotte Clymer, Human Rights Campaign communications

Shaun King, The North Star, Real Justice PAC, The Breakdown podcast host, The Intercept columnist

Numbers & Rankings:

Seth Abramson, Newsweek

Helaine Olen, Washington Post

Rebecca Baird-Remba, commercial real estate reporter at Commercial Observer 

Wits and Wisecracks:

Anna Sanders, City Hall reporter at the Daily News 

J. David Goodman, covering the influence of money in politics at The New York Times 

Katie Honan, City Hall reporter at The Wall Street Journal

Rachel Holliday Smith, reporter at The City 

Bill Grueskin, reporter via WSJ, Bloomberg, Miami Herald

Erica Scalise
is an editorial intern at City & State.
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