NYC mayor declares Tuesday ‘Morning Joe Day’

New York Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioOcasio-Cortez cuts census ad with Lin-Manuel Miranda The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump on US coronavirus risks: 'We're very, very ready for this' De Blasio rips Bloomberg in Hannity interview: 'He's got no clue' MORE (D) on Tuesday declared Sept. 19, 2017, “Morning Joe Day” during a live appearance on the MSNBC show.

De Blasio, quoting the proclamation on air, said the show has “raised our country’s daily news and talk show landscape to new heights of excellence” and cited its “thought-provoking news coverage.”

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“Therefore, I, Bill de Blasio, mayor of the city of New York, do hereby proclaim, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in the city of New York as ‘Morning Joe Day,’ ” the mayor said. 

The show has been on air since 2007 and occupies the 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. time slot on MSNBC.

It has recently been in the crosshairs of President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE, who has repeatedly criticized the show on Twitter.

In June, "Morning Joe" hosts Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough questions whether Warren, Klobuchar should drop out 'to help consolidate efforts' against Sanders Scarborough: Sanders, Trump two big winners last night Scarborough blasts Trump pardons, says 'political hacks' and 'co-conspirators' will be next MORE and Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie Brzezinski15.8 million tune in to CBS, BET for SC Democratic debate Moderators come under criticism online over contentious debate Scarborough: Media 'parroting' Trump economy when Obama's 'was much stronger' MORE clashed with the president after he tweeted about the show.

"I heard poorly rated Morning Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!" Trump tweeted at the time.