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New York City Mayor de Blasio Calls for Nationalizing Industries Over Coronavirus

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made the rounds on weekend talk shows to discuss his thoughts on ways to handle the fallout over the Coronavirus, including calling for nationalizing industries.

The mayor made the alarming comment on MSNBC and also said what’s happening with the Coronavirus outbreak is a “war-like situation.”

On CNN, de Blasio said, “the federal government needs to take over the supply chain right now,” regarding tests, ventilators, surgical masks, hand sanitizers, and other necessary supplies.

Ironically, while de Blasio aired his list of grievances over the federal government’s response to the virus, he somehow found time to hit the gym Monday morning prior to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s orders to shutter establishments, including gyms by Monday evening.

Critics called de Blasio out for his words and actions.

The New York Post reports:

Another former City Hall employee told The Post, “Every New Yorker’s regular routine has been put on hold. His should be, too. Get to work. Set an example. This is embarrassing.”

The governors of New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey worked together to impose restrictions on gatherings, restaurants, and bars to curb the spread of the virus and to deter people from frequenting establishments across-state lines.

There are some exceptions to the restrictions in New York City.

It’s not surprising de Blasio is proposing nationalizing industries.

Using a crisis to take over industries is a classic move by socialists.

Importantly, nationalizing industries didn’t work in Venezuela and it won’t work here in the U.S.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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