Satirizing Mayors Who Campaign for President During a Flood

The Onion took some shots at presidential hopeful and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after summer rain showers flooded streets and sent water cascading into the city's subway system.

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July 26, 2019, 6:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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New York after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. | Patrick McFall / Flickr

"Shaking his head as he watched coverage of the city’s flooded subway system during a campaign stop, presidential candidate Bill de Blasio was overheard remarking Tuesday that New York appeared to be a complete and total disaster," according to a totally fake news article meant to satirize the state of politics and infrastructure in the country in 2019.

According to the completed fabricated news story, de Blasio saw the news while visiting a diner in Iowa, and promised to fix cities like New York if elected president.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in The Onion

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