Al Qaeda Leader Jealous of De Blasio’s Unpopularity in New York

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, taken by Kevin Case (Flickr); License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode

Lamenting that he is not nearly as hated despite helping orchestrate the September 11 attacks, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is reportedly jealous of New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s deep unpopularity among New Yorkers.

De Blasio, who has faced criticism for his decision to run for president, has a net negative approval rating of 24 points in New York, with 53 percent of New Yorkers disapproving of his performance.

“Hell, I planned the most devastating terrorist attack in American history against the city, and no one knows who I am,” Zawahiri complained. “This De Blasio guy mismanages the subway, and all of a sudden he’s the super-villain?”

Zawahiri, however, did take consolation in the fact that he and De Blasio are tied with 0 percent support in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.