New York Mayor Defends Decision To Attend Hamburg G-20 Protest

After facing a backlash for his decision to travel to Hamburg, Germany and speak at an anti-capitalist, protester-organized gathering on Friday outside the G-20 conference, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who’s facing re-election this year, defended his decision, arguing that it’s up to local officials like himself to speak up on issues like climate change now that President Donald Trump has taken the US out of the Paris Accord, Bloomberg reports.

De Blasio, who left NYC the day after NYPD officer Miosotis Familia was assassinated in the Bronx, didn’t publicly disclose his plans to appear as the keynote speaker at the anti-capitalist rally in Germany until just hours before his departure. He left the city as New Yorkers were struggling with a deteriorating subway system, a spike in crime, uncollected bulk trash, an increase in homelessness, and myriad other problems. He also skipped an NYPD swearing-in ceremony for 524 new NYPD recruits, further damaging his already strained relationship with the police.

Yet Hizzoner says it was all worth it to show the people of Germany that not all Americans are like Trump, according to Bloomberg:

“It’s a variation on the concept of voting with your feet,” de Blasio, a Democrat, said in an interview before speaking at the “Hamburg Shows Attitude” protest on Saturday. “While the national governments will probably only make limited progress, the rest of us don’t have that choice. If we make only limited progress we’ll only be going backwards.”

“We almost have Washington as an island at this point, unrepresentative of the views of the American people on many levels, and that’s going to take a different kind of politics to address,” de Blasio said.

Eric Phillips, de Blasio’s spokesman, said the mayor only agreed to go grandstand in Hamburg after making sure he would be able to attend Familia’s funeral, scheduled for July 11. He returns to New York on Sunday. De Blasio, who met Hamburg’s mayor on Friday, tried to spin the trip as a reconnaissance mission to learn more about Hamburg’s renewable energy and early-childhood education programs, though he also said it was also important to make sure people understand President Donald Trump’s views are not shared by all Americans.” Because apparently some within the G-20 have never watched CNN, and think that everyone in the US agrees with Trump?

The organizers of the rally where de Blasio, 56, was to speak distanced themselves from the violent clashes between protesters and police that have broken out at the G20.

Meanwhile, in a trolling of the Mayor, New York City’s Sergeants Benevolent Association kept up its criticism, tweeting that 160 police had been injured during the protests. “Whose side are you on, Mr. Mayor??” the group asked the socialist mayor.

Adding to the insults, De Blasio’s  Republican challenger in November’s mayoral election, Staten Island Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, posted an image on Twitter of de Blasio’s face photo-shopped onto a picture of a man in lederhosen sitting in front of tall glasses of beer and a plate stacked with sausage and sauerkraut.

“While #NYC ’s subways crumble, sex crimes increase double digits, litter on streets pile up & the number of street homeless soars... #G20,” Malliotakis wrote.

Meanwhile, Trump's trip to Germany - in which he established “personal relations” with Russian President Vladimir Putin and achieving a “breakthrough” truce involving the southern de-escalation zone in Syria  - appeared more successful, and actually prompted the G-20 to conclude that the 2-day meeting wasn't a waste, even though during his speech de Blasio voiced his 'doubts' that the world leaders could resolve important global issues at the G20 summit. You can watch more below:

Comments

Lordflin NoDebt Sat, 07/08/2017 - 20:26 Permalink

Who this joker is referring to when he speaks of the American people, and who I think of as the American people are two entirely different populations... that said I concur that Washington does not represent my views, but again he and I mean something very different by this.

Or to put it more succinctly he can fuck off...

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CheapBastard FrozenGoodz (not verified) Sat, 07/08/2017 - 21:16 Permalink

New York City taxpayers' monies well spent!Gafaw...gafaw...gafaw.....Hamburg has some excellent whores during these global meetings and when your taxpayers are footing the bill, you can go for the "Around the World" treatment with Hilda for not more then $5,000.Be interesting to know what hotel he's staying in while there? Maybe Soros's Hamburg condo? Or is DeBlazio shacked up with Soweeto bin Obama at the Ritz?

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goober knukles Sun, 07/09/2017 - 19:23 Permalink

Dude is one delusional MOFO thats for sure. I cannot think of one idea or policy he has created that made an ounce of sense or actually did any good at all. These Prog assholes are truly dangerous and whacked ! I mean seriously where did all these sick bastards come from ?

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NoDebt knukles Sat, 07/08/2017 - 20:31 Permalink

Libs are, by far, the easiest people to trick.  I'm firmly convinced that we could plant the idea that bondholders are the real thread to what they call "freedom" and have THEM start the process of telling bondholders to fuck off.I dunno.  It's a crazy plan, but I think it could work.  It's certainly worth a shot.  Could you imagine how fast that city would be ablaze if it worked?WE can't do it.  They know us.  They expect it from us.  They'll see our shit coming a mile away.  But if it's stirred up from within their own ranks.... I think it's got a shot. 

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GUS100CORRINA Last of the Mi… Sat, 07/08/2017 - 20:45 Permalink

New York Mayor Defends Decision To Attend Hamburg G-20 ProtestMy response: Unbelievable!!!! This makes my blood boil. Just saddens my heart to see an American City Mayor commit TREASON and SEDITION with no consequence. What an embarrassment to the American Republic. He should resign from office and move to Germany!!!! The PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL LEFT are all DESPOTS who have lost their collective MINDS.There is nothing NOBLE or GOD Honoring in his actions. In fact, this ASSWIPE should get back to NYC and remove that DAMN monument to BAAL in his DAMN city.  You can read about it below. Believe me when I say this: NOTHING and I mean NOTHING, angers the GOD of the Bible more than demonic IDOL worship on American soil.http://www.wnd.com/2016/09/the-harbinger-of-baal-appears-in-nyc/

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Akzed Sat, 07/08/2017 - 20:13 Permalink

http://time.com/3652979/deblasio-nypd-funeral/Police Turn Their Backs on Mayor During Second NYPD Officer Funeral Dozens of New York City police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio during services Sunday to honor and remember a police officer who was killed while on the job last month. The protest defied a request from the city's police chief not to use the funeral to protest the mayor.

nmewn Sat, 07/08/2017 - 20:17 Permalink

In other news, the communist/globalist mayor of NYC, having failed to address minor public transit and homeless issues in his city, got on a CO2 belching jet aircraft in order to give a speech, in Germany, to save-the-fucking-planet. Then...flew back home ;-)