New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday denied attacking former President Barack Obama during the second round of Democratic presidential debates.
De Blasio pressed former Vice President Joe Biden to say whether he thought the three million deportations in the Obama Administration were a good idea.
“I was not attacking Obama," de Blasio said while on "The View."
"It’s questioning whether those deportations made sense and asking a vice president to explain his role in it,” he said.
"If we can have this discussion in our family — and, yeah, in this case it's a family discussion that happens to be televised, we then can figure out who we are as Democrats and go into battle ready to win," De Blasio said.
Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former White House chief of staff, was vocal about his displeasure with Democratic candidates for criticizing Obama’s administration.
The guy is at 90% favorability among Democrats. He’s the most successful, progressive, prolific president — who had an incredible chief of staff, let me just say that — since the Great Society,” Emanuel said during an appearance on Fox Business Networks’ “WSJ at Large with Gerry Baker” that airs on Friday, according to the Washington Times.
“What are they doing? Every element of progressivity — from literally Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt to Franklin Roosevelt to the Great Society and forward — builds on the progress of the generations before, for generations to come. This is nuts,” he added.
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