URGENT - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces 2020 presidential run
(CNN) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio entered the 2020 Democratic presidential primary Thursday morning, setting himself up as the best candidate in a 23-person race to challenge President Donald Trump. In a video posted online, de Blasio outlined a number of policies he championed in the city, including a $15 minimum wage, guaranteed health care and paid sick leave. He also took direct aim at Trump, calling the President a "bully" and saying he was best equipped to beat him in 2020. "I'm a New Yorker, I've known Trump's a bully for a long time. This is not news to me or anyone else here. And I know how to take him on," de Blasio said. "Don't back down in the face of a bully -- confront him, take him on. "He added: "Donald Trump must be stopped -- I've beaten him before and I will do it again. I'm Bill de Blasio, and I'm running for president because it's time we put working people first. "