Citizen Trump was one of New York City’s most influential businessmen for decades on end, ruling over The Big Apple from his expansive and luxurious roost within Trump Tower.
President Trump, however, has become a frequent target of NYC’s leadership, as Mayor Bill de Blasio and his cronies continue to bash the Commander in Chief every chance that they get.
Now, a Black Lives Matter mural is set to be installed on Fifth Avenue, adjacent to the hulking behemoth of Trump Tower, and the President is none too pleased about it.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over plans to paint “Black Lives Matter” on the street in front of Trump Tower.
Trump called the project a “symbol of hate” that would be “denigrating” Fifth Avenue, the Manhattan thoroughfare known for high-priced apartments and luxury shopping.
NYC is cutting Police $’s by ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and yet the @NYCMayor is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue. This will further antagonize New York’s Finest, who LOVE New York & vividly remember the….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2020
Mr. Mayor fired back.
De Blasio responded via Twitter and took issue with Trump’s past dealings with construction workers.
“Here’s what you don’t understand: Black people BUILT 5th Ave and so much of this nation. Your ‘luxury’ came from THEIR labor, for which they have never been justly compensated. We are honoring them,” the mayor wrote. “The fact that you see it as denigrating your street is the definition of racism.”
The President’s insinuation has been controversial to say the least, with Twitter and other social media platforms buzzing about the statement for much of the day on Wednesday.