Democrats are by far some of the pettiest people in existence.
And Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City may be the pettiest of them all.
Amidst violence and chaos in New York, instigated by the Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA radicals, what does the weak mayor decide to do?
Give them a mural!
Check out the latest report from Yahoo on the mayor’s latest achievement:
New York City’s mayor has confirmed a Black Lives Matter mural will be painted right in front of the Trump Tower in Manhattan amid ongoing anti-racism protests sparked by the police-involved killing of George Floyd.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office said the mural would serve as a reminder for the president and all who see it painted in bold on the city’s iconic Fifth Avenue, where President Donald Trump has owned his 58-floor skyscraper since 1979.
“The president is a disgrace to the values we cherish in New York City”, Julia Arredondo, spokesperson for Mr de Blasio, said in a statement.
She added: “He can’t 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 Black Lives Matter.”
According to the New York Post, Mr de Blasio decided to install the mural in front of Trump Tower after Washington displayed a Black Lives Matter painting on the streets leading up to the White House.
While Washington’s mural was celebrated by many as an act of resistance against the president, some activists have issued critical statements condemning the move as performative.
Black Lives Matter DC, the group’s Washington chapter, slammed Mayor Muriel Bowser over the mural in a statement released just after it was put on display, reading in part: “Mayor Muriel Bowser must be held accountable for the lip service she pays in making such a statement while she continues to intentionally underfund and cut services and programs that meet the basic survival needs of black people in DC.”
The group added: “We rebuke the notion that we must celebrate crumbs the Mayor gives DC residents without engaging critically in why we settle for art but not housing, street signs but not investments in the actual things that keep communities safe.”
New York City officials had previously indicated Black Lives Matter murals would be featured throughout the city in a 9 June statement, the New York Daily News reported.
The Black Lives Matter murals — and resulting debate over their significance at a moment when protestors are calling for a defunding of police departments — come amid weeks of nationwide protests of the death of Mr Floyd.
The President followed the announcement with a tweet in which he blasted the de Blasio for his poor decision:
Trump wasn't the only one to go on the offense on Twitter:
Paying homage to those that would see the city engulfed in flames will only make matters worse.
Meanwhile, what does De Blasio offer to the brave men and women of the NYPD?
According to the New York Post, de Blasio plans on $240 million in slashed funding to the city's police:
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council are at a stalemate in budget negotiations — just five days before a deal must be reached by law — over $1 billion in NYPD cuts proposed by Speaker Corey Johnson and the 22,000 municipal layoffs threatened by City Hall.
“I still think there’s a pretty big delta, a really big delta,” said Johnson during a press briefing Thursday about the divergent views between Hizzoner and lawmakers over $87 billion in proposed spending.
When asked if he would accept $240 million in cuts to the NYPD as reportedly proposed by the mayor, Johnson declined to confirm the offer but said, “They are not where we need them to be.
“They’re not where a majority of the council members need them to be.” Johnson said.
He urged the mayor to try harder to cut administrative fat from the budget including by trimming the Dept. of Education’s behemoth bureaucracy.
Johnson also rejected the mayor’s claim Wednesday that laying off 22,000 city workers was “the only way” to deal with the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We believe we can, yes,” Johnson said when asked if he could reach a balanced budget without the mass layoffs.
De Blasio must be taking a page from the handbook of DC's mayor.
Watch this video showing a BLM mural being painted near the White House: