Trump on De Blasio’s Crackdown on NY Jews: ‘What Does This Picture Remind You Of?
President responds to New York City mayor's harsh restrictions on Jewish community
President Donald Trump reacted to New York City Mayor's Bill de Blasio's crackdown on the Jewish community by sharing a tweet which branded him as “an anti-Semite thug."
The original tweet from conservative actor James Woods likened the NYPD’s handling of protests by Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn to the horrific scenes of historical hatred of Jews.
“Wow, what does this grim picture remind you of? I am the only thing in the Radical Left’s way! VOTE,” Trump wrote in a tweet on Wednesday.
Wow, what does this grim picture remind you of? I am the only thing in the Radical Left’s way! VOTE https://t.co/gnlvm4swFv— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2020
Trump-linked to a video that showed police being heavy-handed while dispersing Jews protesting against the mayor's coronavirus restrictions.
The tweet also seems to suggest Jews in New York were facing the same persecution faced by Jews at the hands of the Nazis.
Woods blasted the mayor in a tweet, noting it was fitting de Blasio changed his name from Warren Wilhelm.
“'Rounding up the Jews' is an optic that I would never have expected to see in my American lifetime. DeBlasio is a criminal. No wonder he changed his name from Wilhelm. He is an anti-Semite thug piece of shit."
“Rounding up the Jews” is an optic that I would never have expected to see in my American lifetime. DeBlasio is a criminal. No wonder he changed his name from Wilhelm. He is an anti-Semite thug piece of shit. https://t.co/15cxKSAoOR— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 6, 2020
As Neon Nettle reported on Wednesday, Hundreds of New York's Orthodox Jewish community took to the streets and burned face masks in protest of Democratic Governor Cuomo's harsh restrictions imposed on synagogues, churches, schools, and non-essential businesses over the coronavirus surge.
The Borough Park Orthodox community protest was led by activist Heshy Tischler, who blasted Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio over the order, limiting houses of worship to 10 people in certain COVID-19 hot spots.
NYC jews burn masks in protest of the authoritarian and unconstitutional lock downs.pic.twitter.com/lDyiJfh2oa— Andrew Westmoreland 🎤🏳️🌈 (@drewwest_press) October 7, 2020
The majority of Borough Park is subject to restrictive measures, including the shuttering of non-essential businesses.
The coronavirus diagnosis data dictates the level of restrictions, which are broken down into three color-coded categories.
“I have to say to the Orthodox community tomorrow, ‘If you’re not willing to live with these rules, then I’m going to close the synagogues,” Cuomo said.
He later added that he would say the same to “black ministers.”