De Blasiois a long-time Marxist, or as he was euphemistically referred to in The New York Times, “a young leftist.”

The New York City mayor visited the Soviet Union in 1983 at the height of the Cold War. This was followed in 1988 by a trip to support the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua. De Blasio shared the Kings Theater stage with his wife, Chirlane McCray, a founding member of the Marxist-Feminist Combahee River Collective. The couple honeymooned in romantic communist Cuba in 1994.

Also appearing on stage with the good mayor was de Blasio’s mentor and one-time boss: former NYC Mayor David Dinkins, a member of the United States’ largest Marxist organization—the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)—and arguably New York City’s worst mayor of the 20th century.

During Dinkins’s 1989–1993 reign, New York City was well on its way to becoming an under-policed, crime-ridden, run-down, sleazy cesspool. Only the election of pro-business, tough-on-crime Mayor Rudy Giuliani in 1993 stopped New York City from sliding into a Detroit-style social collapse. Bildet viser Hillary og First Lady of New York, Chirlane McCray, under et program som het «talk to me baby» 1. april 2015. Foto: Kathy Willens/Reuters/Scanpix.NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Full-On Communist’ 2019 State of the City Speech