Exclusive - Bill de Blasio Extended Interview Pt. 1

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In this exclusive, unedited interview, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses stepping into Mayor Bloomberg's tiny shoes and his controversial pizza-eating tendencies. (4:39)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS NEW YORKCITY'S 109th MAYOR, PLEASE

WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM MAYORBILL DEBLASIO.

SIR -- HOW ARE YOU?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]HOW ARE YOU?

>> I'M FEELING

GOOD I JUST WISH WE HAD DONE ABETTER JOB GETTING THE SNOW UP

TO THE UPPER EAST SIDE.

>> YOU'LL GET IT UP THERE.

>> SINCE YOU'VE BEEN MAYOR ITHAS SNOWED -- WHAT, THREE TIMES?

>> THREE TIMES.

>> Jon: I REMEMBER BLOOMBERG12 YEARS NEVER SNOWED ONCE.

>> I THINK HE PAID THE RIGHTGUY.

I MEAN HE HAD THE MONEY.

BLOOMBERG WAS

INTERESTING.

HE WAS THERE 12 YEARS.

HE WAS A BILLIONAIRE.

YOU'VE BEEN THERE THREE WEEKS,YOU MAKE MINIMUM WAGE.

[LAUGHTER]HOW IS IT STEPPING INTO HIS

TINY, TINY SHOES.

[LAUGHTER]WHAT HAS BEEN THE RESPONSE FROM

THOSE THAT ARE MORE ACCUSTOMEDTO IT WAS GIULIANI BLOOMBERG.

YOU COME IN AND PUT UP ALL THEPOSTERS OF LENIN, STALIN,

WHATEVER YOU'VE GOT IN THEOFFICE.

[LAUGHTER]HOW HAVE THEY TAKEN THIS?

>> THE CHE GUEVARA POSTERS AREPOPULAR.

GREAT RESPONSE, JON.

GREAT RESPONSE.

>> Jon: THAT'S GOOD.

HAS IT BEEN OVERWHELMING?

>> IT'S NON-STOP, 24/7 BUT ILOVE THIS PLACE.

I REALLY LOVE THIS PLACE.

IT'S ENDLESSLY FASCINATING TO MEBUT I WOULD LIKE THE SNOW TO

END.

I'VE DONE THE SNOW EXPERIENCE.

I WOULD LIKE TO TRY SOMETHINGELSE NOW.

>> Jon: WHAT ELSE COULD WE DOTO THE UPPER EAST SIDE?

>> WE HAVE AN EXPERIMENTALEFFORT TO GET LOCUSTS IN THERE.

>> Jon: REALLY YOU ARE GOINGBIBLICAL.

[ LAUGHTER ]MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE UPPER

EAST SIDE IT IS MANY OF WHATWHAT I CALL MY PEOPLE, OLDER

JEWS.

YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT IFIND THEM TO NEVER COMPLAIN

ABOUT -- I WOULDN'T WORRY ABOUTTHEM.

>> STOIC IS THE WORD.

I ASSOCIATE THAT WITH NEWYORKERS.

>> Jon: THERE'S A LOT OFISSUES I WANT TO GET YOU.

STOP AND FRISK, YOU'LL BESTOPPING THAT PRE-K EDUCATION

TAX POLICY, WE'VE GOT STABLESSITUATION BUT THERE'S ONE THING

IN PARTICULAR THAT IS, I THINK,MANY NEW YORKERS ARE TALKING

ABOUT AND IT'S IN MANY WAYSEGREGIOUS.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK.

>> BILL DEBLASIO IS CAUGHT ONCAMERA THIS WEEK EATING PIZZA

WITH A KNIFE AND FORK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: NOW BLOOMBERG, AS YOU

KNOW, USED TO HAVE HIS FOODCHEWED AND PUT BACK INTO HISMOUTH LIKE

A BABY BIRD BUT THIS ISUNACCEPTABLE, SIR.

THIS IS -- IT'S CALLED JOHN'SPIZZERIA.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]THIS IS IT'S CALLED A -- IT'S A

SAUSAGE AND MUSHROOM FROMJOHN'S.

IT'S ONE OF GREATEST PIZZAPLACES IN THE HISTORY OF PIZZA.

I THOUGHT MAYBE

YOU AND I COULDBREAK BREAD.

WE COULD SHARE A SLICE.

WOULD YOU LIKE A SLICE.

>> I WOULD LOVE A SLICE.

>> Jon: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

[LAUGHTER]>> THANK YOU, JON.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: I HAVE TO TEACH YOU

EVERYTHING.

>> I WANT TO SAY, JON, AS MAYOROF NAPOL -- I MEAN NEW YORK CITY

WE'RE ALWAYS READY FOR OURPIZZA.

>> Jon: OH, MY GOD.

[ LAUGHTER ]DON'T EVEN.

COME ON.

COME ON.

TALK TO ME.

>> THERE'S ANOTHER WAY?

>> Jon: LET ME SHOW YOUSOMETHING.

HEY, BLOOMBERG IS GONE, RIGHT? - THAT TECHNIQUE!

HAVE A SODA. HAVE A SODA.

YOU SHOULD HAVE A BIG GULP. IPUT A BIG GULP DOWN THERE. WHYDONT YOU GET IT OUT.

-THERE'S A BIG GULP DOWN HERE?-YEAH, GET IT. - HERE WE GO

OH YOU ARE GIGANTIC. WOW. LOOKAT THAT. IN HIS HANDS IT LOOKS

LIKE A REGULAR SODA. CHEERS.

WE'LL BE BACK WITHMORE FROM MAYOR DE BLASIO AFTERTHIS.

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