NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Slammed For Anti-Semitic Tweet Targeting Jewish People

This week, a well known rabbi died in New York City.

A large crowd of people gathered for his funeral and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio called them out for not social distancing.

His tweet however, was not good. He singled out the Jewish community and threatened people with arrest.

FOX News reports:

De Blasio warning to Jewish community sparks backlash in latest controversy over coronavirus measures

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is being accused of singling out his city’s Jewish community after a Brooklyn funeral was broken up by police for allegedly violating social distancing requirements being enforced during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The funeral of Rabbi Chaim Mertz in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn appeared to draw a massive crowd, as images of the scene appeared on social media. De Blasio even went to the site of the funeral with police before posting a tweet that touched off the backlash.

“My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed,” de Blasio tweeted Tuesday night. “I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups. This is about stopping this disease and saving lives. Period.”

See de Blasio’s tweet below:

The backlash was swift:

The mayor offered a pretty lame excuse for his remarks:

Shameful.

 

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