Las Vegas Paper Thinks Donald Trump Could Run for NYC Mayor
Could former President Donald Trump be positioning himself to run for mayor of New York City? On Tuesday, The Las Vegas Review-Journal suggested that Trump could be eyeing a shot at the second-hardest job in the country.
The article appeared in the sports section – so how serious is it?
Trump does not live in New York City and Big Apple residents do not want him there. His name has been stripped from a multitude of properties managed by the Trump Organization, and he is facing a barrage of civil and possibly criminal lawsuits in the state.
New Yorkers were also not particularly impressed with his performance in the White House.
Trump received just 16 percent of the vote in heavily Democratic New York City in 2016, although in 2020 that number increased slightly to 22 percent.
“In October, Donald Trump squashed speculation that his son Donald Trump Jr. would run for mayor of New York City in 2021,” wrote reporter Todd Dewey. ‘
Trump told Fox Business at the time: “I hope not because he couldn’t win as a Republican. He wouldn’t have a chance.”
The odds, Dewey said, are not impossibly low.
“Trump, who hasn’t announced any political plans, is a 100-1 long shot in odds posted at Betfair sportsbook in the United Kingdom,” noted Dewey. “Former Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang is the clear favorite, at -149, to replace Democratic NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is barred from running for a third term by term limits.”