NYC Mayor Praises Hillary Clinton, But Does Not Offer Her Campaign His Endorsement

Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses the Pope's historic visit to NYC.
4:17 | 09/20/15

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Joined now by New York City mayor bill de Blasio. Your police chief is confident. Are you confident everything is under control and what is your biggest concern going forward this week? Absolutely confident. Great partnership between nyp, the secret service and the FBI, we're ready. We have the personnel, we have the equipment, we have the planning. My concern is simply, there's a lot of moving parts, but we know how to bring them together. We have world leaders and his holiness, never happened before at the same time. But the NYPD is absolutely ready. You said this trip is a tremendous moment for New York. What are you most excited about? I would strongly urge senator you heard Marco Rubio saying earlier, making a distinctions between social and economic issues. I would strongly urge senator Rubio to go back and re-read the sermon on the mount. Clearly, the core of catholic teachings and Christian teachings talks about the economic realities that people face. And as for thousands of years. I was surprised to H ed D to hear him make that separation. Two sentences from his holiness. He said, this area never been confirmed by the facts goodness of wielding economic system. The workings of the revalg economic system, meanwhile, the exexcluded are still waiting. That's pope Francis talking reverse mortgageit Wil eliminate your monthly mortgage payments and give you tax-free E equity in your home and here's the best part... You still own your home. Take control of your retirement today! ?Es in the U.S. This week, he'll be met by pra, both houses of congress, the U.N., and millions of Americans. And a fair amount of concern for the safety of the pope and the crowds he'll greet. New York commissioner bill Bratton took me behind the United States congress, I think it's going to be one of those moments that we look back on and say, this is moment where American politics and society changed. You haven't endorsed a presidential candidate. You worked for Hillary Clinton. But you line up as I said earlier with Bernie sanders on a lot of the big issues, how are you going to decide? I'm very proud to be a democratic right now. The democrats are talking about income inequality, how to restore the middle class. I think quite honestly and forthrightly, the republican field is not only attacking each other, they're offering very divisive visions about this country. So, the democrats are in a strong solid place right now. I think -- Hillary Clinton declining -- I don't buy that theory right now. I think she's running a good campaign, because her vision is getting stronger and stronger. The people of this country a middle class that has been stalled and stuck for a couple of decades now economically, people looking for a strong vision, there was an incredible "New York times" poll back in June that showed 67% of Americans wants income inequality addressed. They want to see things like child care opportunities for people and paid sick leave. This is what Hillary Clinton is talking about. I think the contra is extraordinary. How are you going to decide? Look at the decisions, look at the facts. Hillary Clinton is an extremely capable individual. I think she's -- look, I think the issue of wages and benefits we have to hear more. I want to say since she announced she consistently put guard a stronger and stronger vision each week. And you don't think Joe Biden should get in? I'm very comfortable with the candidates we have right now. I think with the candidates we have we'll do very well. Good luck this week. Thank you. Back with the roundtable. All their incites and analysis

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