Newspaper Floats Idea of AOC as Next NYC Mayor; The Laughter Hasn’t Stopped Yet

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May 20, 2019May 20, 2019

With New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio having an embarrassingly bad start to his Democratic presidential bid among lackluster approval ratings haunting his mayoral post, discussion has shifted to who could be the next leader of America’s largest city.

One New York newspaper floated an idea: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

In a recent edition of The New York Sun, an editorial predicted that AOC will get bogged down in drudgery if Republicans retake the House in 2020. If she wants to stay in the limelight, she’ll need to do something big, such as threatening Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y) lofty perch.

Or, she could set her sights outside the Beltway and take a shot at being New York City’s mayor.

“One can imagine that the prospect of a mayoral race would look attractive to the young firebrand with a, we don’t mind saying, quick wit and taste for the limelight,” The Sun said.

“The Five” on Fox News discussed the possibility.

Former White House press secretary Dana Perino said, “I think that this shows an obvious lack of imagination or total laziness or they really don’t want her to be in the Congress. Get her off the stage because she is now, besides President Trump, the most popular politician — no offense to the Biden team.”

Jesse Watters couldn’t stop laughing as he observed, “She doesn’t have the technical acumen, the managerial experience to run the city, because the city needs to be run. You can’t just tweet about the price of croissants or talk about socialism in theory, because in practice, the city has to be run smoothly.”

“In a way, it might be good for her to be mayor because she would run the city so fast into the ground you’d definitely get a Republican after the first term.”

“I know America’s mayor [Rudy Gulliani], and AOC is no America’s mayor,” Watters concluded.

Others also had a good laugh at the prospect.

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