New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, and likely 2020 hopeful was relentlessly mocked by pro-Trump supporters at his Green New Deal rally held inside Trump Tower.
Fox News reported that de Blasio faced a crowd of angry protesters Monday at a raucous rally promoting the city’s Green New Deal inside the lobby of Trump Tower, where the Democrat threatened President Trump’s family company with millions of dollars in fines if his buildings don’t comply with new environmental standards.
Speaking in front of the same escalators where Trump launched his 2016 campaign, de Blasio blasted the president’s rollback of Obama-era environmental policies, his move to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement and his appointment of climate change skeptics to the Cabinet.
“His buildings are one of the biggest polluters in New York City,” de Blasio said. “Cut your emissions or we’ll cut something you really care about.”
De Blasio, who is mulling a Democratic presidential run, added: “We’ll take your money.”
The mayor, though, was forced to shout for much of his speech amid jeers from a crowd of about a dozen protesters inside the lobby of Trump Tower, which also had music blasting over the speakers. A number of protesters rode up and down the escalator behind de Blasio carrying cardboard signs with slogans like “Worst Mayor Ever,” “Failed Mayor,” and “Trump 2020.”
De Blasio said he did not mind the protesters and added that it was “so nice for them to serenade us.”
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Too funny. @nycmayor getting trolled at his own press conference. Well, he got 20 people to show up which is substantially more than what he has put together in the primary states for his 2020 “run”… also those guys were just there for the free donuts. pic.twitter.com/mWUxcpUBKv
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 14, 2019