NYC mayor declares Tuesday ‘Morning Joe Day’

New York Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de Blasio2020 Democrats join striking McDonald's workers Biden only Democrat with strong positive favorability numbers: poll CNN forces de Blasio to watch late-night comics ridicule him 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 TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE, who has repeatedly criticized the show on Twitter.

In June, "Morning Joe" hosts Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough compares Trump to the 'short, fat little man' behind the curtain in 'The Wizard of Oz' Scarborough calls Buttigieg 'the future of the Democratic Party' Brzezinski urges Warren to do Fox News town hall: Candidates should be able to 'walk into any fire' MORE and Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiThe Hill's 12:30 Report: McGahn inflames Dem divisions on impeachment Scarborough calls Buttigieg 'the future of the Democratic Party' Brzezinski urges Warren to do Fox News town hall: Candidates should be able to 'walk into any fire' 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.