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Future president Bill DiBlasio gets ratioed by book Twitter.

Jessie Gaynor

June 5, 2019, 3:40pm

I’ll say this for Bill De Blasio mayor of New York City and the most confusing 2020 presidential candidate: his heart was in the right place when he tweeted that Joe Biden’s support of the Hyde Amendment, which would ban federal funds abortion services, made him “Dr. Jekyll.”

The previous tweet in the thread made it clear that De Blasio was intending to both drag Biden for a position that would hurt women—particularly low-income women and women of color—AND make a cool literary pun. I am in favor of both those things! Unfortunately, as Book Twitter was quick to point out, Dr. Jekyll wasn’t the bad guy in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The ratio-ing was swift and fierce.

DiBlasio’s proposed library budget cuts also came up…

I quite appreciated this one:

And, of course, the tweet had its (tepid) defenders:

Never change, Book Twitter!

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