President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Nov. 5, blasted theNew York governor and mayor for the plan to free nearly 900 city jailbirds before the state’s bail-reform law goes into effect next year.
“So sad to see what is happening in New York where Governor Cuomo & Mayor DeBlasio are letting out 900 Criminals, some hardened & bad, onto the sidewalks of our rapidly declining, because of them, city,” Trump tweeted.
The president also blamed Democrats for “killing our cities.”
“The Radical Left Dems are killing our cities. NYPD Commissioner is resigning!” Trump added.
So sad to see what is happening in New York where Governor Cuomo & Mayor DeBlasio are letting out 900 Criminals, some hardened & bad, onto the sidewalks of our rapidly declining, because of them, city. The Radical Left Dems are killing our cities. NYPD Commissioner is resigning!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2019
Mayor Bill de Blasio even promised to offer more presents for the lucky accused criminals—by giving them free baseball tickets, movie passes, and gift cards to encourage them to return to court, sources familiar with the program said.
Meanwhile, New York City’s police commissioner James O’Neill announced he would leave for a private sector job in December, a little more than three years after he took charge of the nation’s largest police department.
De Blasio said Shea is “one of the best-prepared incoming police commissioners this city has ever seen” and knows the department and the city “inside and out.”
President Trump has decided on Oct. 31 to relocate his permanent residence away from New York City.
“1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House, is the place I have come to love and will stay for, hopefully, another five years as we make America great again but my family and I will be making Palm Beach, Florida, our permanent residence,” the president said on Twitter.
“I hated having to make this decision but, in the end, it will be best for all concerned,” Trump said on Twitter. “I cherish New York, and the people of New York, and always will.”
The president said various elected representatives in New York City and the rest of the Empire State had mistreated him even though he paid large sums of taxes.
“Unfortunately, despite the fact that I pay millions of dollars in city, state and local taxes each year, I have been treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and state,” Trump said. “Few have been treated worse.”
Includes reporting from the Associated Press