View co-host rips de Blasio bragging about crime, saying friend was mugged in NYC (Video)


Conservative co-host of The View, Abby Huntsman, slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for touting his record on crime in his opening statement at the second Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday.

“Pretty sickening to listen to de blasio’s opening statement about crime when two nights ago someone I know was mugged and robbed right in midtown full of people. One of many sad examples recently. The city he represents,” Huntsman, who is the daughter of U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Hunstman, said in a tweet.

In his opening statement, de Blasio said he was bringing a message of “hope” to the U.S.

“We can make change in this country. I know from personal experience it can be done. When I became the mayor of the nation’s largest city, I set us on a path of bold change. They said it couldn’t be done but we gave pre-K to every child for free. We got rid of stop and frisk and we lowered crime. We raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Yes, it can be done,” he said, before taking shots at front-runner Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris.

De Blasio, whose critics have condemned him for neglecting his city as he runs for president, is polling at 0.5% according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.