The Democratic mayor of Los Angeles says he may enter the 2020 presidential race against President Donald Trump.
“I’m thinking about it … but not until long after we do the congressional races,” Eric Garcetti told TMZ. “If I can add something to the conversation, I’ll keep this journey.”
Asked what his core issue would be, Garcetti, who is serving his second term, answered: “I think making sure we bring some decency back and some strength back to this country.”
He said of Trump: “Right now he’s really doing bad things. Whether it’s the environment and the fires we have, whether its immigrants, whether it’s for our economy, this is somebody who we need to make sure we send a message to in November.”
On Monday, the West Hollywood City Council voted to ask the Chamber of Commerce to remove President Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star, which was recently defaced with a pick axe.
But Garcetti said the city does not have jurisdiction over the Walk of Fame which is considered a historic cultural monument.
“Like it or hate it, it’s there to stay … I’m going to make sure to send a stronger message than a star, we’re going to replace some of his friends in Congress,” he said.
Asked about “Star Wars” star Mark Hamill’s suggestion that Trump’s star be replaced with one for the late Carrie Fisher, Garcetti thought it was a good idea.
“That would be a beautiful thing, we love Carrie Fisher,” he said.
Garcetti, 47, is the son of former Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti.
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