Democratic presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is suffering very badly in the polls.
Very, very badly.
And now people are turning him into an outright laughing stock after what just came out of his mouth as he tried to bash all Republicans and conservatives.
De Blasio is polling at 0.5 percent among likely Democratic voters, according to RealClearPolitics’ roundup of major polls taken over the past two weeks. That puts him down on the bottom rung with candidates who have so little name recognition that you have to Google them.
And this probably won’t help.
Speaking in Brooklyn on Tuesday, De Blasio addressed the 90 percent spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes in his city and claimed that anti-Semitism is strictly a “right-wing movement,” the New York Post reported.
“I think the ideological movement that is anti-Semitic is the right-wing movement,” he said. “I want to be very, very clear, the violent threat, the threat that is ideological is very much from the right.”
That got him more than a little mockery on Twitter.
It was as irrational a statement as the one made on Wednesday by the official British royal family Twitter page.
A tweeted video claimed that the Queen of England was meeting with a group of leaders “each representing the allied nations that took part in D-Day.” Except that, um, Angela Merkel was there, and she’s, um, the chancellor of, um, Germany.