New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to pull a political stunt on Monday but it backfired on him big time.
He held a press conference at Trump Tower to announce his own version of the Green New Deal but ended up getting heckled and booed.
The New York Post reports:
De Blasio holds press conference at Trump Tower — and gets heckled
Donald Trump’s gotten under his skin.
Mayor Bill de Blasio grew hoarse shouting over the cranked-up crooning of Frank Sinatra tunes playing in the Trump Tower lobby as he tried to promote his “Green New Deal.”
The mayor had planned a press conference outside the tower that houses president’s Manhattan residence, but Mother Nature forced him to relocate the event into some very unfriendly territory—the gilded building’s public lobby.
“Had the weather cooperated we would have been outside,” the mayor admitted.
The atrium is one of several privately-owned, public spaces in the city that are created in exchange for loosening height restrictions.
Trump Tower staff turned up the dial on the PA system just moments before the mayor entered the 5th Avenue building. Tony Bennet’s “Stranger in Paradise” and Frank Sinatra’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” blasted through the speakers during the event.
Trump supporters joined in the noise heckling the mayor with a steady stream of “Boos” and “You s—ks” as he tried to shout over the din.
See the video below:
Bill de Blasio has a lot of nerve talking about saving the environment.
Has he looked at his own city lately?
Bill de Blasio is considering a run for President. Meanwhile his city looks like this. pic.twitter.com/fuRxVdiHvI
— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) May 7, 2019
Maybe he should focus on cleaning up New York first.