Which pretty much fits in with the theme of his administration. His style of leadership is modeled on Nero, especially the “fiddling while Rome burned” part.
This was strange, even for a mayor who once declared — seven years into his administration — that New York needed saving while standing beneath a model blue whale. For one thing, Bill de Blasio’s eighth and final State of the City speech wasn’t even a speech. Not one bit of the presentation was live. And never once during the entire 28-minute, pre-taped online affair did Hizzoner ever turn to the camera to directly address the audience.De Blasio promises State of the City speech, fails to show up