Neal Kwatra, another consultant who worked on several political campaigns for de Blasio, said he was struck by how isolated the Mayor had become. Listening to a mayoral press conference on June 2nd, he heard de Blasio issue a plaintive plea for support, from civil leaders and members of the clergy. “It was almost as if he was talking to strangers. The Bill de Blasio I knew would have had them with him, showing solidarity,” Kwatra said. “It frankly looked pathetic. It looked like he had no friends.”
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