Nicole Malliotakis’s Battle Cry Should Be ‘Clean Up New York!’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Stephanie Keith/Reuters)
Under de Blasio, rats thrive, subways stall, and it’s legal to pee — and live — on the sidewalks.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE F our words elected Donald J. Trump president:

“Make America great again.”

Unlike Hillary Clinton’s nebulous creed — “Stronger Together” —Trump’s slogan was a call to action. MAGA suggested better times ahead and recalled better times behind. Also, MAGA was general enough that voters supplied their own definitions of “great,” ranging from low taxes to school choice or what Trump called a “beautiful southern-border wall.”

Gotham’s Republican/Conservative mayoral nominee Nicole Malliotakis should deploy her own four-word motto:

“Clean Up New York!”

That battle cry would crystallize what New Yorkers already know: Democratic mayor Bill de Blasio has made a grimy mess of America’s premier metropolis. There

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor and a contributing editor of National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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