New York Daily News
Blaz sees ‘logic’ in hater’s surge
THERE’S A “strange logic” to Donald Trump’s surprising campaign success, Mayor de Blasio said Monday — warning that opponents must accept he has a “legitimate shot” at the presidency.
“People are very frustrated in this country — for very good reason,” de Blasio said. “They feel cheated. They feel lied to. They feel the government hasn’t been on their side. And when someone speaks bluntly about that — even with all the wrong ideas, all the wrong policies — it’s still going to be appealing to a lot of people.”
De Blasio, who has endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton, said he expects she would beat him in a general election, but “no one should underestimate him at this point. There’s a very good chance he could be the Republican nominee,” he told reporters.
“I think Mr. Trump will later on find that his innumerable statements against women, Latinos, Muslims and many other categories of human beings will catch up with him over time,” he said.