Eric Garcetti will participate in the presidential race of 2020

After more than a year of speculation and meaningful trips across the country, the mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that they have decided not to apply for the post of President in 2020.

I am so excited to finish the work that we have begun here in Los Angeles. So I have decided not to throw my hat into the race for president in 2020. (4/4) EG

— Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) June 30, 2019

«Reflecting on these journeys, and realizing the incredible opportunity that I get every day as mayor of this great city, I know is what I should do, garcetti said at a press conference at city hall on January 29. — This is the place where I want to be, and the place where we have so much exciting work. I also realized that I’m a little old-fashioned. I believe whenever possible you need to finish the work that he intended to do.»

Garcetti was re-elected mayor for the second time in 2017, and since then openly studied the principles of a potential presidential campaign during a series of political visits to Iowa, new Hampshire and South Carolina. But due to the large number of likely opponents of the democratic party, which, according to estimates by political experts, more than 20 people, Garcetti decided to stay in office. He noted that politicians who have already announced their participation in the elections, endorsed his decision.

«It was a difficult decision, given the unusual times in which we live — confessed Garcetti. — As Americans, and as many of us, we look at Washington with only his best sides. We expect that the government will be kind and caring, but today we see corrupt and brutal power. Worst of all, they seem to be nothing I can do.»

Garcetti also said that he was proud of his position of mayor. According to him, Los Angeles is home to 4 million people who entrusted him with the leadership of this «city of the future» and «the epitome of America.»

Just last week, mayor Garcetti admitted to journalists that still thinks to refuse participation in the presidential race.