New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has gone off the rails. The liberal, left-leaning mayor arranged an anti-Trump rally outside of the Trump International Hotel in Columbus Circle on Thursday evening, CBS NEW YORK reports.
“Tomorrow, there will be a peaceful transfer of power. Tomorrow, Donald Trump will have power, but tomorrow you will have power as well,” de Blasio said. “Donald Trump may control the agenda in Washington, but we control our destiny as Americans.”
“We should not let anyone define us just by what we are against. We want to be defined by what we are for, what we believe in,” he added. “We believe in health care for all. We believe there should be opportunity for people regardless of what they look like or where they come from. We believe in a society for the 99 percent, not just the one percent. We believe in healing the wounds between our police and our communities, and making us all safer together. And we believe in protecting our precious Earth from the scourge of climate change.”
Among the others at the event was Rev. Al Sharpton.
There are some who said that participating in the rally was not a good idea for a mayor who looks to Washington for a lot of money, and a lot of favors. “The President of the United States is responsible for giving New York City billions of dollars every year in aid. Guess what, why don’t you just make the guy angry so he cuts you off?” political consultant, Hank Sheinkopf said, “It’s just not smart. Frankly it’s idiotic.”
Sheinkopf is right about the dollars and cents. City Hall gets $8.5-billion — everything from NYPD anti-terror training to child protection, and free school lunches for the needy. Read more at CBS NEW YORK.