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.”

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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.