Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioReopening schools seen as vital step in pandemic recovery De Blasio says NYC public schools plan to reopen in September The Hill's Morning Report - Trump lays low as approval hits 18-month low MORE is citing his height as a reason he can stand up to President TrumpDonald John TrumpProtesters tear down statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore 'Independence Day' star Bill Pullman urges Americans to wear a 'freedom mask' in July 4 PSA Protesters burn American flag outside White House after Trump's July Fourth address MORE in the 2020 White House race.

"A tall candidate has won, I think, every one but three of the presidential elections in history," the New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate quipped during a Wednesday appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."


Host Trevor NoahTrevor NoahPelosi predicts Trump would accept election results if he loses, but says 'be prepared for everything' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP, Dems jockey for position on police reform Democratic fears grow over 2020 voter suppression MORE had asked de Blasio what differentiated him from the crowded Democratic field "other than being 10 feet tall."

At 6 feet, 5 inches, de Blasio is reportedly the tallest mayor in New York's modern history. De Blasio is so tall, The New York Times reported in 2014, that "city workers had to build an oversize podium for him, installing a custom sliding step that can be pulled out for shorter speakers."

"The tall candidate almost always wins," de Blasio, 58, told Noah. "And I'm taller than Donald Trump. Do the math."

The 73-year-old commander in chief measured in at 6 feet, 3 inches, according to the results of a physical exam released by the White House earlier this year.