Trump dings de Blasio 'get out and enjoy' NYC tweet as he taunts 'people don’t want to get mugged, beaten up or killed'
DONALD Trump chided Bill de Blasio with a taunt about rising crime in NYC after the mayor told people to “get out and enjoy” the city.
The president took to Twitter to tell the mayor that people 'don’t want to get mugged' as he feuds with de Blasio over the mayor's handling of the NYPD amid a crime spike and Black Lives Matter protests in the Big Apple this summer.
“It’s a beautiful Saturday, New York City. Get out and enjoy it, but don’t forget we’re fighting back against COVID-19. Wear your face covering. Practice social distancing,” de Blasio tweeted.
Trump responded: “But people don’t want to get mugged, beaten up, or killed. Let New York’s Finest (who proudly endorsed me!) do their job. Rehire crime squad and fired police. They will bring safety back to NYC, FAST!!!”
Pat Lynch, the head of the NYC Police Benevolent Association, announced in August that Trump would receive the powerful union’s first-ever presidential endorsement.
In June, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced that the NYPD would be disbanding its plainclothes anti-crime units that were involved in many of the city’s previous police shootings.
Shea, who commented that the special units were outdated, said about 600 officers would be reassigned to work in various precincts around the city.
But this summer has seen a massive spike in crime with shootings bookending bloody weekend after bloody weekend – prompting even the editorial board of the liberal New York Daily News to admonish the mayor.
The undercover anti-crime units mostly worked to get guns off the streets causing gun arrests to plunge since they were disbanded on June 15, the Daily News reported.
Prominent members of the black community – including Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams – have since called on the NYPD to bring back the anti-crime units, WLNY reported.
Just this weekend, the NYPD has sent out press releases for several homicides.
Around 9:16 a.m., cops responding to a 911 call of a man who was shot in the chest in the Bronx. The victim, 27-year-old Ezequiel Rivera, was transported to Jacobi Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Earlier Sunday morning, cops responded to a call where two men were found with gunshot wounds in Queens. One of the victims, a 35-year-old man, was shot in the back and died after he was transported to a local hospital. The 27-year-old victim suffered a gunshot to the leg and a graze wound to the head and is in stable condition.
A 53-year-old man was stabbed in the torso in the Bronx on Saturday and was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Trump have often sparred with both de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over crime, policing and the coronavirus.
In July, Cuomo told residents that Trump would not be sending federal officers to combat crime in the city after the president had threatened it, Reuters reported.
"Law and Order. If @NYCMayor can’t do it, we will!" Trump tweeted in August.
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