“Black Lives Matter” has already been added to Fulton Street in Brooklyn. Manhattan may be next up in New York City, but President Trump has denounced a plan to have the words painted on Fifth Avenue.
The defunding of the police in New York has created a frenzy and now there are plans to have Black Lives Matter take on Trump Towers in protest.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about the plan in an interview Wednesday with MSNBC, saying he intends to have the words painted on the street where Trump Tower sits.
Trump said doing so would amount to “denigrating this luxury Avenue” and would “further antagonize” police. A twitter follower let the leader of the free world know their feeling about his comment.
Best place ever for a HUGE
BLACK LIVES MATTER
reminder permanently painted on the street.
Could we also get some kind of HUGE
BLACK LIVES MATTER STATUE
ON THE SIDEWALK
RIGHT IN FRONT OF trump tower?
Please, Bill de Blasio, Mayor, New York City.
Or, maybe a statue of: pic.twitter.com/HMg9SGqqIv
— GOP since Oct 1968 (@IMMrZlak) July 1, 2020
….horrible BLM chant, “Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon”. Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street. Spend this money fighting crime instead!”
….horrible BLM chant, “Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon”. Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street. Spend this money fighting crime instead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2020
On MSNBC, de Blasio also announced changes to the city’s police department.
“We’re taking a billion dollars out of the NYPD. We’re reducing the size of the NYPD, we’re reducing overtime, we’re moving some of the functions NYPD does now — they will be replaced by civilians handling those functions who can do them better. And we’re going to take that money and put it into youth initiatives,” he said.
“It’s an important message to the whole nation, and obviously we want the president to hear it because he’s never shown respect for those three words. When he hears ‘Black Lives Matter,’ he presents a horrible, negative reality of something that doesn’t exist, and he misses the underlying meaning that we’re saying we have to honor the role of African Americans in our history and in our society,” he said. “We have to make it come alive today so we’re going to make it really clear to the president, it’s going to be right outside his doorstep.”