‘Missing’ posters mock de Blasio’s absence as his presidential campaign continues

Posted at 6:24 PM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 18:24:29-04

NEW YORK — Missing posters are usually shared by police or family members, but one New Yorker put up posters for Mayor Bill de Blasio.

"Last seen embarrassing himself in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina," the poster created by comedic writer Jason Selvig reads. "If seen please tell him to immediately return to New York and do the job he was elected to do."

De Blasio will participate in a CNN town hall on Sunday night. Selvig, 34, hopes that he announces an end to his presidential during the event.

"I would like you to look into the camera and apologize to New Yorkers for this embarrassing presidential run and the shame you've bought to our city," Selvig said.

Selvig taped up more than 20 of the posters around City Hall on Friday. PIX11 could only find two of them on Sunday, but the ones left resonated with New Yorkers as they walked by.

"He don't do nothing for New York - what's he going to do for the United States?" Bronx resident Sharae Little said.

Others couldn't understand why de Blasio would ever want to leave New York.

“This is New York City, the best city in the world,” Vincent Manuel, a Brooklyn resident, said. “It should be an honor to be here every day."

PIX11 reached out to both the de Blasio's office and his campaign team for comment.