“I’m not sure why Baltimore rats are getting all the attention. I’d put any old New York City rat up against a top-of-the-line Baltimore rat, and I’d know that my guy would win in the first round,” De Blasio bragged to the audience. “Any time – day or night you can go out and find some rodents back home. You want rats at 2 AM? No problem. We got ’em. We deliver too. New York rats are America’s rats. New York’s infestation is America’s infestation. And I think that’s beautiful.”