I didn’t realize this was in question. Behaves like a racist, speaks like a racist…of course @RealDonaldTrump is a racist.— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) March 12, 2016
Trump has drawn criticism for his remarks about Mexicans early in his campaign, in which he called them "rapists" as well as calling for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States.
Most recently, he sparked controversy when he appeared to dodge questions about support former KKK grand wizard David Duke during a CNN interview. Trump disavowed the KKK and Duke on other occasions though.
Trump has previously said "I'm the least racist person" and during an interview with CBS, he said "hate groups are not for me."
De Blasio then called for a "better democracy" through an "actual re-distribution of wealth" that includes a tax on the wealthy and a reform on Wall Street.
The answer to proto-fascism is better democracy. The answer to economic fear and insecurity is actual re-distribution of wealth.— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) March 12, 2016
De Blasio endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in October.