President Trump wasted no time in attacking Bill de Blasio, slamming him as a “JOKE” after the NYC mayor announced his run for the White House.

Here’s de Blasio’s campaign announcement video.

The NYT’s Jennifer Senior: “Might I suggest that perhaps, at this particular moment, the party deserves someone a little more … industrious to beat Donald Trump? Does it really need another guy from New York who requires his ‘executive time’?”

An email blast from the RNC included a “Bill de Blasio cheat sheet” with six zingers labeling the termed-out Democrat as a groundhog killer who honeymooned in Communist Cuba.

De Blasio’s first interview as a presidential candidate, during which he referred to Trump as “Con Don,” was marred by protesters chanting “Liar!” and “Can’t run the city! Can’t run the country!” throughout the live segment.

“Bill de Blasio’s run for president couldn’t have happened without Anthony Weiner’s implosion.”

“It was crowded when I got in, so I think the more the merrier,” Pete Buttigieg said of de Blasio’s entry into the race. “I think this is a good moment for mayors to be stepping up.”

In the video announcing his presidential run, de Blasiodescribed his hometown as “legendarily tough and big and complicated.” Soon after, New Yorkers proved just how apt that was, wit htheir decidedly mixed response to his new endeavor.

Meet Dean Fuleihan, a former top aide to ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. He’s now de Blasio’s second-in-command, his former budget guru, and, when the mayor is out of town campaigning for the White House, he’ll run New York City.

Ukraine’s prosecutor general said in an interview that he had no evidence of wrongdoing by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden or his son, despite a swirl of allegations by Trump’s lawyer, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giulaini.

Trump has told his acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, that he does not want to go to war with Iran, in a message to his hawkish aides that an intensifying American pressure campaign against the clerical-led government in Tehran must not escalate into open conflict.

Trump’s annual financial disclosure report has been released through the Office of Government Ethics, revealing his assets and liabilities.

A woman who graduated with honors from SUNY Polytechnic Institute alleges her degree was rescinded by college officials last year after she declined to file a sexual harassment complaint against the school’s fallen founder, Alain Kaloyeros.

An NYPD supervisor alerted to the death of Eric Garner shrugged off the Staten Island father of six’s passing with a text message reading, “Not a big deal, we were effecting a lawful arrest.”

Mark Vincente, the whistleblower testifying about a “sex cult” posing as a self-help organization, was a member of another controversial sect before signing on with the NXIVM group.

After two decades of widely expanded state-sanctioned gambling opportunities in New York, officials with the Cuomo administration now want to find out what kind of societal problems have been created by the gambling explosion.

The state comptroller says the New York State Common Retirement Fund has topped $210 billion after an estimated 5.2 percent return on investments.

Former Gov. David Paterson, who is completely blind in one eye and legally blind in the other, is now consulting for AudioEye, a company that offers tools to make websites more accessible to people with disabilities, including vision impairment, epilepsy and autism.

A policy asking attendees of a state commission meeting to pre-register for the public event may violate New York’s Open Meetings Law, according to government experts.

While the new dynamic in Albany has manifested itself as a more ambitious and progressive Senate butting heads with an Assembly that is dominated by older, more moderate members, the push to pass the Green Light bill has played out in reverse.

EJ McMahon breaks down the latest New York employment numbers.

First attempts last year to record and identify faces of drivers as they zip along the highway at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge have failed, according to an internal Metropolitan Transportation Authority email.

The state Health Department is investigating what prompted the daughter of a Buffalo nursing home resident to attack the administrator of the facility earlier this week, according to an agency spokesman.