Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to take the Trump administration to court should the White House deploy Federal Agents to crackdown on the growing crime wave sweeping New York City.
“All over the country, people are distressed but he president’s deep, unwavering desire to send agents all over the country where they are not needed,” de Blasio said, calling it “unproductive.”
“We can’t allow it here in New York City or anywhere else,” he continued. “I want to be very, very clear, that we will not allow this to happen.”
“We are New Yorkers and we won’t take lightly if we see federal officers in New York City,” he said. “If we do, we’ll be in court.”
“De Blasio seems to have not a hard time criticizing police officers, but an awfully hard time controlling the streets of New York City,” said White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
President Trump called-out the “radical left” leaders of major American cities from the Oval Office Monday morning; saying the federal government will step-in if the mayors of Chicago, New York, and Portland fail to crackdown on crime.
“Many people killed over the weekend, looking at Chicago, looking at New York, look at what’s going on, all run by Democrats, all run by very liberal Democrats, all run really by radical left,” said the President.
“We can’t let this happen to the cities. New York, the crime rate is up 300%. The Governor has to do something about it. If he doesn’t do something about it we’ll have to do something about it,” he added.
"Many people killed over the weekend, looking at Chicago, looking at New York, look at what’s going on, all run by Democrats, all run by very liberal Democrats, all run really by radical left."@realDonaldTrump says @AndrewCuomo needs to get crime in NYC under control. pic.twitter.com/oIumkgZant
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 20, 2020
Watch the President’s comments above.
DE BLASIO SPIRALS: 2 NYPD Shot, 1 Stabbed, Mayor Says Protests Remind Him of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’
Two members of the NYPD were shot in Brooklyn overnight Monday and another officer stabbed in the neck as protesters defied an 8pm curfew imposed by beleaguered Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“The melee unfolded when a suspect approached a cop on Church Avenue near Flatbush Avenue at about 11:45 p.m. and stabbed him in the neck, a police source said,” reports the New York Post.
Meanwhile, the mayor faced a growing backlash after saying the violent situation reminded him of John Lennon’s utopian anthem ‘Imagine.’
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: "I don't mean to make light of this but I'm reminded of the song 'Imagine' by John Lennon." pic.twitter.com/ElerZgB2y3
— The Hill (@thehill) June 3, 2020
“I don’t mean to make light of this. But I’m reminded of the song ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon. We played it at my inauguration! What about a world where people got along differently? What about a world where we didn’t live with a lot of the restrictions that we live with now,” said De Blasio. “We’re not there yet. The protest movement themselves is how we make progress!”
Read the full report at the New York Post.
DE BLASIO SPIRALS: Embattled Mayor Says Spike in CoVID Hospitalizations Has Nothing to do With Protests
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters he would be “surprised” if a recent spike in CoVID-19 hospitalizations was related to the ongoing George Floyd protests taking place in all five boroughs.
“I would be surprised if that’s what’s causing it,” de Blasio said Friday. “I think we’re much more likely in the next week [or] 10 days to see a manifestation, if there is one.”
“It is dangerous to be close together,” he admitted. “I don’t like that.”
Watch Bill de Blasio get Booed at a George Floyd Memorial.
How embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/iaEzWStJNP
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 4, 2020
“If you were at one of those protests, I would, out of an abundance of caution, assume that you are infected,” Governor Cuomo said Thursday. “One person, one person can infect hundreds if you were at a protest.”
Read the full report at Fox News.