A Democrat, who represents the nation’s most populous city, endorsed defacing one of the nation’s most elegant and expensive neighborhoods.
Mayor Bill de Blasio fully supports allowing extreme activists to vandalize New York City’s iconic Fifth Avenue in Midtown with an anti-police brutality message.
The mayor recently gave the nod for “anarchist” protesters to paint “Black Lives Matter” outside Trump Tower on the road surface between 56th and 57th streets.
Civil unrest spread across the nation after Minnesotan George Floyd died in police custody.
“The president is a disgrace to the values we cherish in New York City,” mayoral spokeswoman Julia Arredondo said in a statement according to The Associated Press. “He cannot run or deny the reality we are facing and, any time he wants to set foot in the place he claims is his hometown, he should be reminded [that] Black Lives Matter.”
News of the political stunt eventually reached the Oval Office, which fired back saying law enforcement officials are unhappy with the decision since demonstrators showed no respect for others while rioting, looting, and vandalizing businesses and public property.
“[I am] told that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to paint the fabled and beautiful Fifth Avenue, right in front of Trump Tower/Tiffany with a big yellow Black Lives Matter sign,” President Donald Trump said on Twitter. “‘Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon,’ referring to killing police, is their chant. NYC Police are furious!”
The remarks came after the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) recently criticized the mayor’s push for New York Police Department to adopt a gentler response to the dangerous riots.
“If Mayor de Blasio wants a light touch then let him stand in front and take the first brick to the face,” SBA President Ed Mullins said on Twitter. “Perhaps he can sit in a police vehicle and catch the molotov cocktail that is thrown into it. Here is the light touch, de Blasio brain.”
However, de Blasio refused to back down from his comments and revealed he has aligned himself with the protesters.
“Only warped minds equate the words Black Lives Matter with violence,” he said on Twitter. “It is a movement to recognize and protect the lives of black people. Nobody is surprised that makes you uncomfortable.”
The mayor has supported painting “Black Lives Matter” onto the streets of Brooklyn and other parts of the Big Apple. His spokeswoman revealed the Fifth Avenue location was only recently added to the list of proposed locations.