NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Says People Will Die Because Trump 'Won't Lift A Finger To Help”
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President Trump's enemies fanned out across the Sunday morning talk shows to attack him over the coronavirus but few were more outrageous than New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Hizzonor appeared on NBC's flagship "Meet The Press" where he held court with host Chuck Todd and engaged in the type of shameless and dishonest demagoguery that have been a hallmark of his tenure.
Mayor de Blasio's city is now the epicenter of the domestic virus outbreak due to its huge and densely packed population as well as the mayor's own failures to listen to pleas to act quickly and close the schools down.
According to de Blasio:
"We’re about two thirds or more of the cases in New York State. That’s going to get worse. But the president of the United States is from New York City, and he will not lift a finger to help his hometown. And I don’t get it. I don’t get it. Right now, I have asked repeatedly for the military to be mobilized for the Defense Production Act to be used to its fullest to get things like ventilators so people who can live who would die otherwise, I can’t be blunt enough. If the president doesn’t act, people will die who could have lived otherwise.”
The failed Democrat presidential candidate is butt-hurt because Trump has wisely chosen to bypass the clownish socialist and work directly with New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo who has praised the POTUS for his efforts.
That Mayor de Blasio who is under intense fire for his inaction from his own constituents would flee to a friendly forum hosted by a Democrat activist like Chuck Todd is cynical and shameless.
He has been ripped by NYC teachers who have accused de Blasio of helping to spread the virus.
Via The New York Post, "‘Blood on their hands:’ Teachers say de Blasio and Carranza helped spread coronavirus":
Around the city, teachers and administrators are outraged that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza resisted a drum beat to close the public schools in the name of safety.
Some renamed the coronavirus “Carranzavirus.”
“You say equity and excellence, but every other school district closed before you did. You had these kids like petri dishes spreading this to their families,” an administrator fumed.
Some DOE employees believe de Blasio and Carranza deliberately kept the lid on the COVID-19 cases popping up, putting kids and families at risk.
“The blood is on their hands,” one said
According to another report, de Blasio's senior staff is on the verge of revolt due to his mishandling of the coronavirus.
Via The New York Post, "De Blasio’s senior staff in near revolt over his coronavirus response":
When Mayor de Blasio dragged aides and members of his NYPD security detail to his Brooklyn YMCA Monday morning amidst the coronavirus outbreak, fellow fitness enthusiasts were coughing and sneezing — and a mentally ill person was walking around touching the equipment, a gym source said.
“It’s crazy that he made his staff and detail come with him to the gym and expose them like that,” the source said.
But the incident is just one example of the mayor’s disregard for the health of his staff during the crisis, multiple sources told The Post.
There’s also growing frustration from senior aides, who fault the mayor for dithering instead of making decisions, micromanaging instead of leading, and insisting he knows best instead of listening to others, three sources said.
‘Thank god for Cuomo,’ is a common refrain among the mayor’s staff, made only partly in jest, sources said.
“He is dismissive of everyone’s opinion around him,” added a second source.
“It’s very much his way or the highway in moments of crisis and he thinks he knows best,” the second source noted.
Rather than attend to the needs of his own citizens, de Blasio is devoting his energy to bashing President Trump, demonstrating once again that he is an incompetent political hack.
This is what Democrats have become and it is always party before country.