Megyn Kelly has criticized a ‘fawning’ profile of former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, where he revealed he was separating from his wife.
The talk show host spoke tonight about de Blasio and how the former mayor had revealed that he and his lesbian wife Chirlane McCray announced their split.
The couple, who married in 1994 for two homosexuals, announced their separation in an interview with the new york times.
On her most recent edition of The Megyn Kelly Show, Kelly said that de Blasio had “ruined New York City.”
She said, “I lived in New York for this boy’s [Bill de Blasio] entire term as mayor (both) and ruined New York.
On the latest edition of The Megyn Kelly Show, the host criticized both the New York Times and de Blasio.
The couple, pictured here, became one of the highest-profile biracial couples in American politics when they married in 1994.
Kelly continued: “We could go down the list of the various ways he screwed up New York.”
“One of the main ways was that it created these weird incentives that allowed the big megastores, like the big CVS chains and the Starbucks chains and the Citi Bank chains, to thrive. [while] surpassing the mom-and-pop stores that made New York, New York.
‘You know, the corner delis, the corner pharmacies owned by the guy whose name you know, and the streets of New York changed drastically as a result.
“And then homelessness, drugs, and ultimately defunding the police and demoralizing police, which changed the streets of New York.
“So you’d think that even the New York Times, which fully understands what he did to Manhattan, and the five boroughs as a whole, would be a little skeptical of giving this guy a fawning profile. But that’s what they did.
In 2020, de Blasio first pledged to cut funding for the city police after mass protests against police violence broke out across the country.
In all, it cuts $1 billion in funding, reducing the NYPD’s annual budget to around $5 billion.
Similarly to Kelly, DailyMail.com columnist Maureen Callahan also criticized de Blasio for ruining New York City.
The couple, who are parents to Chiara, 25, and Dante, 26, will continue to live together in Brooklyn while seeing other people they announced this week.
During an interview with the New York Times, where they asked to reveal details of their non-divorce, de Blasio also discussed his recent decision to start dying his hair.
The couple have made headlines in recent years amid financial scandals, including de Blasio’s nearly $475,000 fine last month for misusing his police personnel during his failed 2020 presidential bid, a punishment he has appealed. .
McCray said she felt compelled to support de Blasio’s disastrous 2020 run for the White House despite her reservations about it, during an interview about their split.
Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray pose at the 2021 Gracie Mansion Conservancy Gala at Gracie Mansion
McCray has also been embroiled in a big-money controversy, failing to explain where the $850 million awarded to a mental health program in which she is involved had gone in 2019.
The couple’s decision to split came two months ago, in what the Times described as “another stale Saturday night of binge-watching TV at their Brooklyn home,” when the former mayor asked his wife: “Why why aren’t you in love anymore?” ?’
De Blasio’s question prompted a reconsideration of their relationship, with the couple deciding that they would separate later that night.
However, they did admit that the cracks in their marriage began to show years earlier, especially during the then-mayor’s disastrous run for the White House in 2020.
De Blasio’s flirtation with the remote race to become the Democratic presidential nominee made him deeply unpopular at home, as he pursued what critics called a vanity project while ignoring his obligations in the Big Apple.
Hours after his interview was published in the NY Times, de Blasio tweeted a link to the article with the caption: “Even in this time of change, this is a love story.”
One person responded to her description of their near-divorce as part of a “love story” with the retort: ”No, it’s a story of narcissism and lack of conscience on the part of a society that destroyed New York City.”
But others wished the couple “good luck,” and one person supported their sentiments by saying, “Yes, loving is not possessive.”