This week, the mayor of NYC, Bill deBlasio, the city’s 109th mayor, who was born Warren Wilhelm Jr. on May 8, 1961, threw his hat in the vast ring of Democrat candidates who think they have what it takes to defeat President Trump in 2020. de Blasio, whose communist style leadership has been very unpopular with the general population in NYC, is even more unpopular with the NYPD, after he joined forces with former President Barack Obama and Al Sharpton, to instigate and promote a war against law enforcement.
Yesterday the New York Post reported about a protest against Mayor deBlasio that involved NYPD cops and members of Black Lives Matter.
Members of the NYPD Police Benevolent Association and the anti-cop activist group stood shoulder-to-shoulder in Times Square on Thursday morning to protest de Blasio’s White House campaign-kickoff interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
The strange bedfellows joined together to chant “Liar!” and “Can’t run the city! Can’t run the country!” so loudly that the racket penetrated the full-length windows of GMA’s ground-floor studio, forcing host George Stephanopoulos to acknowledge the demonstration on air.
Some of the roughly two dozen cops held signs saying “Mayor Bill de Blasio is no ‘friend of labor’ ” and others wore orange foam hands with the word “LIAR” printed on the extended middle fingers.
About 10 Black Lives Matter activists held their group’s red-black-and-green signs, while Hawk Newsome, president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, held a hand-lettered message that said, “NO! DE BLASIO He Failed Black NYC!”
Other protesters in the crowd of about 60 included members of the East Brooklyn Congregations community organization, whose signs accused de Blasio of “Stealing from Seniors.”
Today, the union that represents the NYPD blasted the unpopular mayor on Twitter:
#BREAKING Statement from PBA President Lynch on @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio’s Presidential Run. “While the mayor of our nation’s largest city is busy running around Iowa and getting upstaged by the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, there are real problems here at home.
#BREAKING Statement from PBA President Lynch on @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio’s Presidential Run. “While the mayor of our nation’s largest city is busy running around Iowa and getting upstaged by the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, there are real problems here at home. pic.twitter.com/0HO4OQYu3u
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) May 16, 2019
Several hundred cops turned away in protest Tuesday morning as the mayor delivered his eulogy at the Bronx funeral of slain Officer Miosotis Familia.
Mayor Bill de Blasio skipped the NYPD swearing-in ceremony made somber by this week’s assassination of a cop — then hours later revealed he was busy preparing to jet off on a surprise trip to join leftist protesters at the G-20 summit in Germany.
Hizzoner’s overseas jaunt was kept under wraps until just 90 minutes before he took off from Newark Airport. A last-minute announcement said he “will attend several events surrounding the G-20 Summit, including Saturday’s Hamburg Zeigt Haltung rally.”
The mayor also made sure the free trip will include a visit with his son, Dante, a Yale University student who’s spending the summer on an internship in Berlin, a City Hall spokesman said.
Presumptive Republican challenger Nicole Malliotakis accused de Blasio of abandoning pressing issues in the Big Apple to pursue his progressive agenda in Europe.