President Trump was upset when he got wind of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to paint “Black Lives Matter” on Fifth Avenue opposite Trump Tower, calling the painting a “symbol of hate.”
“This will further antagonize New York’s Finest, who LOVE New York & vividly remember the horrible BLM chant, ‘Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon,'” Trump wrote. “Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street. Spend this money fighting crime instead!”
DeBlasio feels differently:
“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,” he said during a recent interview.
“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 in our society.”