President Trump recently slammed a plan by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to paint a mural in front of Trump Tower.
According to Fox News:
President Trump on Wednesday blasted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his plans to paint “Black Lives Matter” in front of Trump Tower in Manhattan, urging the city to instead spend its money on the New York Police Department.
Trump’s comments came after de Blasio confirmed that the city will have “Black Lives Matter” painted on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower in “a matter of days.”
“We’re going to take this moment in history and amplify it by taking the ‘Black Lives Matter’ symbolism by putting it all over this city, including in front of Trump Tower,” de Blasio said on MSNBC Wednesday.
“It’s an important message to the whole nation and obviously we want the president to hear it because he’s never shown respect for those three words,” de Blasio continued. “When he hears ‘Black Lives Matter,’ he presents a horrible, negative reality of something that doesn’t exist, and he misses the underlying meaning that we’re saying we have to honor the role of African Americans in our history and our society.”
The mayor even stated that this message was intended to be made clear to President Trump by putting it outside of his doorstep.