Last week, in an effort to attack President Donald Trump, Mayor Bill de Blasio spent city time and money to paint a Black Lives Matter on the street outside of Trump Tower. While Trump has been supportive of the general statement, he has been critical of the far leftist BLM group.
“When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ there is no more American statement, there is no more patriotic statement because there is no America without Black America,” de Blasio said in a statement. “We are acknowledging the truth of ourselves as Americans by saying ‘Black Lives Matter.’ We are righting a wrong.”
On the contrary, painting a symbol on the ground does nothing to right wrongs and is all about trying to gain political points. What actually says you care about black lives is action, actually righting wrongs, like stopping the spikes in shootings that that took the life of 1 year old Davell Gardner, Jr. on Sunday, as he sat in his stroller with his family at a cookout in Brooklyn. It means putting back the anticrime unit that helped save lives that you removed in an effort to appease the “defund the police” folks.
De Blasio got heckled for his priorities when he was helping to paint the letters on the street.
Then someone tossed red paint on it on Monday.
Here's the guy who dumped red paint on the Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower #nbc4ny https://t.co/MGZ1MBpHvM (📹Nikki Rospond) pic.twitter.com/5hfabWf5pd
— Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) July 13, 2020
He had it repainted within hours and then made it clear that it was about endorsing the BLM political movement.
To whoever vandalized our mural on 5th Avenue: nice try. @NYC_DOT has already fixed it.
The #BlackLivesMatter movement is more than words, and it can’t be undone. pic.twitter.com/nlYTALCWxJ
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 13, 2020
Meanwhile failing to actually care about the lives of New Yorkers, including black lives.
As you’re distracting people w painting on streets: “NYC sees 15 shootings in 15-hour span as gun violence surge continues” https://t.co/ayxKYPoSnz
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) July 14, 2020
Plus, 5 more people were shot in the hours after the little boy was shot on Sunday.
What’s ironic on top of it all is that if you if this were vandalism done by BLM activists, it likely wouldn’t be investigated at all. But this is being investigated by the police that the BLM wants to defund.
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