The Mayor of New York City is running for President and he's spending his time praising someone who murdered farmers and called black people lazy.
Che Guevera, a political revolutionary who used violence to promote communism, is probably not a good person to quote when you're running for President, but someone forgot to tell Bill de Blasio.
The communist loving mayor quoted the communist terrorist on Thursday while appearing at a union rally at the Miami International Airport.
Surprisingly, even Democrats are outraged - people in Bill's own party are asking him to apologize.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio became the latest presidential candidate to flash a littleespañolthis week when, during a political rally Thursday, he pulled out a Spanish phrase he thought might motivate workers striking at Miami International Airport.
But instead of endearing himself to South Florida’s Hispanic diaspora, an apparently unwitting de Blasio uttered a revolutionary rallying cry deeply associated with Fidel Castro’s Communist revolution and a man viewed by hundreds of thousands of Cuban exiles as a sociopath and mass murderer.
In a gaffe that forced him to apologize hours later, de Blasio quoted notorious Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara as he spoke Thursday in Terminal D to contract workers protesting poor pay and unsafe conditions. The big-city mayor apparently thought he was saying something akin to the United Farm Workers’ co-optedSi se puede!and instead dropped Che’s most famous quote — instantly enraging Florida Democrats and illustrating concerns that some of the Democratic Party’s biggest figures remain ignorant to the intricacies of Miami politics.
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA - JUNE 27: Democratic Presidential candidate, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, hold up a heart cutout as they visit the outside of a detention center for migrant children on June 27, 2019 in Homestead, Florida. Democratic presidential candidates visited the detention center, which is the nation's largest center for detaining immigrant children, as the candidates spend time in the Miami area to participate in a nationally televised debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)