Fake concession speech stage set up to prank Mayor de Blasio’s long-shot presidential campaign
We’re ready for your statement Mr. Mayor.
A fake concession speech stage for wannabe president Mayor de Blasio was set up outside City Hall and Hizzoner’s gym on Thursday.
“I’M DROPPING OUT” declared a sign next red, white and blue balloons and a microphone affixed with de Blasio’s 2020 campaign logo. “Today, I, Mayor Bill de Blasio, announce that I am dropping out of the presidential race,” another read.
The political prank comes courtesy of Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, two writers who have previously dogged the mayor’s presidential aspirations with faux missing posters of de Blasio asking “HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN?” They also revealed a sign “renaming” City Hall “Iowa” during a shin-dig featuring corn dogs and corn last week.
“We need a mayor who’s here fighting for everyday New Yorkers, not someone who’s eating corn dogs in Iowa,” Selvig said. “We’re not conservatives. I do think Bill de Blasio would make a better president than Donald Trump, but I also think a ham sandwich would make a better president than Donald Trump.”
“Why waste another month of this on taxpayer dollars? It is costing the city money – and it’s embarrassing the city,” Selvig said. “We want him to end the embarrassment and come back and do the job hes being paid to do—or resign.”