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  • “Bank on Bo:” Bo Dietl Opens Up about NYC Mayoral Race, His Friendship with President Trump and More in Rare Substantive Video Interview

    By Neil A. Carousso

    Bo Dietl is the independent candidate running for Mayor of the City of New York. He is a life-long New Yorker who literally shed his blood, sweat and tears in the Big Apple as a New York Police Department officer and detective. He is a self-made entrepreneur and millionaire who never went to college because he had to work to support his family. He was an iron worker on the World Trade Center, and now, a private investigator hired by high-profile celebrities and executives.

    Dietl is challenging Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and New York State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R). He is a registered Democrat who supported his friend, President Donald Trump and donated $50,000 to his campaign, but is disappointed that Mr. Trump has been stalled in accomplishing his “America First” agenda.

    “I hope they say to themselves wow this guy is somebody I want to lead this City. This guy will help my kids. This guy will help me get affordable housing,” said Dietl of why New York residents should vote for him.

    Dietl tells it the way he sees it with 15-years of law enforcement experience with the country’s largest police force, but oftentimes his “heart,” his “compassion” and his love of New York City and his genuine passion to improve its security, education and the homeless problem is lost in the campaign fighting.

    “You got to remember my last case was the Palm Sunday Massacre. Ten Puerto Ricans, eight of them were children under the age of 12 years old, all shot in the head. [I have] vivid memories of those kids being shot in the head and I cried,” Dietl said with passion, adding, “That’s what I want to prevent and I want to help the people of New York. That’s who’s running for mayor: A caring guy against some egotistical, thieving, corrupt pay-for-play guy who wants to get re-elected. That’s your choice.”

    Dietl calls Mayor de Blasio a “nincompoop” throughout this interview and rejects the polls, including the latest NY1/Baruch College poll, which puts de Blasio at 49 percent, Malliotakis at 16 percent and Dietl at 3 percent. He says the only poll that matters is the results of Tuesday’s election.

    Watch this reporter’s full 44 minute interview with Mr. Dietl, which is substantive on the key issues pertinent to the New York City election and provides an in-depth profile of the “Bo Man.”


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