It would seem that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has an Italian problem.
A video going viral captured an irate Italian business owner in the city reacting to a thug breaking up his business.
As police detain the man, he revels in the attention, busting out a rap while they put him in handcuffs.
Meanwhile, the business owner puts the blame for the incident on Mayor de Blasio, who he refers to as “that piece of sh*t!”
But it was the insult directed at the absentee mayor, whose off running for president, said in Italian at the very end of the video, that really hit home.
This businessman RIPS NYC’s joke of a mayor @BilldeBlasio.
Blasio’s anti-police rhetoric has enabled criminals to destroy businesses in the city.
Bill can’t even get his own city under control, so I sure as hell don’t want him running our country! pic.twitter.com/fkHF68naH1
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) August 25, 2019
The business owner angrily denounced the Democratic mayor for defending “these criminal motherf**kers” instead of defending their neighborhoods and businesses.
He brought the person recording him into his restaurant so he can see the damage done by the man who was arrested.
As someone who gets up everyday and goes to work, his frustration with being ignored by politicians is clear to see.
When the person recording him says his videos reach a lot of people and assured the man that de Blasio was watching, the restaurant owner launched into Italian, hitting de Blasio with the ultimate insult.
Looking directly into the camera, he called de Blasio a “cornudo,” which is a fighting word for Italians — his mother was of Italian heritage and he uses her maiden name.
The term essentially means a “cuckold,” someone who let’s his wife lay with other men, and according to Italians, in the old country, saying this to a married man was a killing insult.
The Urban Dictionary says to avoid using the insult: “You will get a violent response from all but the biggest cowards!”
The other word uttered by the shop owner, “disgraziato,” is equivalent to “wretched.”
But within Italian families, or between Italians in America, it’s more personal, it’s not just a disgrace or useless, it more like, “we disown you” or ” you have dishonored us.”
And to be sure de Blasio didn’t miss the sentiment of his feelings, the business owner concluded with an American classic, a bird and a hearty “F**k you!”
Whether you understand Italina or not, it’s clear by the reaction on social media that the man’s message resonates with folks.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Maybe @BilldeBlasio goal is to fail his city then move next to Obama’s on Martha’s Vinyard. No mass crime, homeless or illegal aliens. Definitely not concerned about carbon footprint in 7000sf home on oceanfront property. Seems to be the solid plan of democrats.
— Sandi Tones ?❤?? (@SandiTones) August 25, 2019
Bravo! He’s right Back the Blue DiBlasio is the worst mayor ever. Bring back respect Get rid of the mayor.
— Elaine Padovano (@Epado59) August 25, 2019
Bill de Blasio: lazy, incompetent, and corrupt. Bring back Rudy Giuliani, a man who had the cops’ and law-abiding citizens’ backs.
— Rose Osterndorf (@rosterndorf) August 25, 2019
Definitely worth watching!
Good for the businessman for speaking out! Heartbreaking that he has to go thru this, esp when he works so hard.
— JJ (@jCPub19) August 25, 2019
— BillyLiNY (@BillyLiNY) August 25, 2019
No one wants Bill
— snowehite160 (@snowehite160) August 25, 2019
I don’t speak Italian, but I’m guessing that was a little more harsh than “Fredo”.
— Scream Customs (@screamcustoms) August 25, 2019
I work in NYC and have not seen it this bad in a long time. Homeless everywhere, the trains are a disgrace, people disrespectful to the police officers and so much more. It is time for a change of leadership here, NOW!
— Steven Horn (@StevenBrianHorn) August 25, 2019
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