Trump Issues Warning to De Blasio After Another Bloody Weekend in Democrat-Run NYC
New York saw 30 shootings throughout the weekend with five fatalities
President Donald Trump warned Democrat New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio he would step in if he failed do get a grip on the violence following another weekend bloodbath in the city.
“Law and Order,” Trump tweeted.
“If @NYCMayor can’t do it, we will!”
The city saw 30 shootings throughout the weekend with five fatalities, according to Fox 5 NY.
Brooklyn Borough President and former NYPD captain, Eric Adams, said he isn't seeing the “level of urgency that should come from the city when you have a high level of violence.”
The shootings in every borough and 43 shooting victims were ten times higher than the same weekend in 2019, according to Fox 5 NY.
“I would hate to believe that we’ve become immune to violence based on the geographical location and ethnicity of the victims.”
Since the beginning of 2020, there have been 1,087 victims of shootings in the city, compared with 577 in 2019.
The report added there 263 deaths in the city compared to 196 in 2019.
The New York Post published an article titled, “We Need Someone to Run for Mayor Who Will Save New York," which outlined the seriousness of De-Blasio's failures.
“By the beginning of the de Blasio era, the murder rate had fallen by nearly 90 percent. Today, Gotham is plummeting at warp speed — yet it’s eminently saveable,” the editorial board wrote.
Earlier this year, an $88.1 billion budget was passed by the New York City Council, following $1 billion in cuts to the NYPD with support from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Mayor Bill de Blasio had announced the cuts from the budget and, instead, diverting the money to social services.
Last month, de Blasio vowed to sue President Trump if he tried to stop the massive spike in violent crime in the city.
Mayor de Blasio, a Democrat, blasted Trump’s threat as “bluster” during his daily press briefing.
“If he tried to do it, it would only create more problems,” the mayor said.
“We would immediately take action in court to stop it.”