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New York City’s unpopular mayor Bill de Blasio is having the words “Black Lives Matter” painted in large letters on the street in front of Trump Tower NYC to spite President Trump.
But Trump is getting the last laugh. Why? Because he changed his primary residence from New York to Florida in 2019 and rarely visits New York City anymore.
A spokeswoman for de Blasio said the Trump Tower location on Fifth Avenue was deliberately chosen as the spot for the “Black Lives Matter” street-painting.
“The president is a disgrace to the values we cherish in New York City,” she said in a statement. “Anytime he wants to set foot in the place he claims is his hometown, he should be reminded Black Lives Matter.”
De Blasio decided on the virtue-signaling gesture a few days after the Democrat mayor of Washington, D.C. had “Black Lives Matter” painted on a street near the White House.
(Source: The Five)
A source told the New York Post that de Blasio is wasting time trying to troll President Trump while thugs burn his city down.
“Obviously he is doing it to antagonize the president,” the insider scoffed. “This is what he is concerned about while the city burns. What an amateur politician!”
President Trump reacted on Twitter by saying that New York City police “are furious!”
Told that @NYCMayor Bill de Blasio wants to paint the fabled & beautiful Fifth Avenue, right in front of Trump Tower/Tiffany, with a big yellow Black Lives Matter sign. “Pigs in a Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon”, referring to killing Police, is their chant. NYC Police are furious!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2020
Three weeks ago, Mayor de Blasio announced that New York City will paint “Black Lives Matter” on one street in each of the five boroughs.
“It’s time to do something officially representing this city to represent the fundamental power of Black Lives Matter,” de Blasio said.
The notion that Black Lives Matter “represents” New York City is absurd, since blacks only comprise 24% of the city’s population of 8 million. Forty-three percent of New Yorkers are white, while 28% are Hispanic, and 12% are Asian.
Using this metric, a sign that reads “Hispanic Lives Matter” or “White Lives Matter” more accurately represents New York City.
So in addition to being clueless, Bill de Blasio is widely despised in New York, which has suffered a dramatic surge in crime thanks to the left’s “Defund the Police” movement.
Rather than address the terrifying recent spike in crime in black and low-income neighborhoods, de Blasio opts to paint “Black Lives Matter” on a couple of streets.
This is an empty gesture that doesn’t improve anyone’s life — least of all the black community.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) June 16, 2020
Analysts say that getting rid of all police will hurt black neighborhoods the most, as violent crimes will soar in a cop-free vacuum.
Immediately after the NYPD disbanded its anti-crime unit last week, there was a record 38 shootings in five days.
Former Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted: “If you don’t think there will be consequences for going too far against the police, you don’t remember the 70s.”
In the 1970s, New York City was a cesspool of crime and murders. All that changed after Republican mayor Rudy Giuliani cleaned up the city. Under de Blasio’s two terms as mayor, New York is once again devolving into a seedy crime pit.
There were 38 shootings in the last five days. By comparison, the same week last year there were only 12 shootings for the entire week. If you don’t think there will be consequences for going too far against the police, you don’t remember the 70s. https://t.co/jkpDTClub6
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) June 20, 2020
Reminder: The hyperbolic media elevation of Black Lives Matter is not about black lives, but about winning the November election.
— ✝Steph 🇺🇸 Text Trump to 88022 🕊🌞🏕🏃♀️🧶🧵🗽 (@EternalRiteWing) June 20, 2020
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