Before moving to the White House, Donald Trump spent the entirety of his life in New York City. Born in Queens, the president moved to Manhattan after succeeding his father in the family real estate business.
During a Buzzfeed event on Thursday night, di Blasio was asked about the President and his relationship with the borough. According to the New York City Mayor, Trump will not be welcome back in the city once his presidency comes to an end.
Trump recently attacked di Blasio over a viral video of police officers having water dumped on them while making an arrest. The President tweeted, “We love our Law Enforcement Officers all around this great Country. What took place in NYC with water being tossed on NYPD officers was a total disgrace. It is time for Bill di Blasio to STAND UP for those who protect our lives and serve us all so well.”
di Blasio condemned the attacks and the perpetrators were arrested earlier this week.
Asked about the tweets, the Mayor responded, “I challenge you, Donald Trump, to come to New York City, and I will debate you about what’s right for New York City. Because he doesn’t understand New York City. And when his presidency is over, really soon, he will not be welcome back in New York City.”
Donald Trump seems to have a lot to say about New York City lately.
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) July 26, 2019
The President remains wildly unpopular in his home city. In a recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, Trump had a 26% approval rating compared to a 71% disapproval rating among New York City residents.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.