It’s no secret that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is not a fan of President Trump. That much was made clear when he blew off a police officer’s funeral to attend a speech in Germany just to bash on him.
However, Mayor de Blasio is now doubling down on those feelings about our commander in chief, and his administration, and isn’t a bit shy about expressing them.
According to de Blasio, Trump is just a big brat.
The Free Beacon is reporting:
Tagging Trump as a creation of the city’s “tabloid culture,” de Blasio said Trump shouldn’t be mistaken for a typical New Yorker in an interview with New York Magazine
“I think Trump is much more than a New Yorker,” he said. “Trump is a spoiled brat. He has lived a privileged life. His dad engaged in racist practices and taught his son at his knee. I think there’s something about Trump that should not be mistaken for any typical New York personality. He, in the end, was a precursor of this right-wing, tabloid approach to politics. He called for the execution of the Central Park Five in the ’80s.”
De Blasio met with the then-president-elect shortly after his victory in November, and he said their hour-long conversation gave him hope at the time Trump would “govern from the center.”
“If I gave you a perfect transcript of that meeting, you would say, aha, okay, it was all a big horrible charade, and he sounds so reasonable, and this is going to be very, very different from his campaign,” he said. “But literally it only took weeks to see the Steve Bannon influence, and the true Donald Trump, that Trump who obviously is profoundly racist, that that was the real person, a hateful, negative person.”
De Blasio supported Hillary during the 2016 election, however he later admitted that had Bernie Sanders been the nominee, his message — code word for socialism — would’ve defeated Trump in the general election.
The mayor himself is up for reelection this year, and we’ll have to see if what he’s said about Trump — and the fact he abandoned one of NYPD’s own — will have any sort of negative impact on his campaign efforts, though given the liberal influence in the city, that’s highly doubtful.