David Byrne: De Blasio’s presidential run is on road to nowhere
By Julia Marsh
Former Talking Heads front man David Byrne suggested that Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s on a road to nowhere with his quixotic 2020 presidential campaign.
“Oh jeez, oh jeez,” legendary singer David Byrne griped to The Post when asked about the mayor’s White House bid.
Byrne said he’s not sold on whether de Blasio has done a good job as mayor.
“You know we New Yorkers have to figure out how’s he done here. We’re kind of going like, ‘Could we get a test score for him before we kind of say, oh yeah you did great, you should now take it to a broader constituency?’ I want to see that first. I haven’t seen it,” he said.
Byrne, wearing a salmon-colored suit and black Chuck Taylors, was attending a rally on the steps of City Hall to oppose de Blasio’s plan to cut $6 million from public cultural institutions.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer said the mayor could use some help crafting his message.
“As they say in that world he needs to get his story out,” Byrne, 67, said.
“He needs to get the story out of what he’s accomplished here, which may be incredible, but we don’t know it,” he said.