US President, Donald Trump, has criticized the mayor of New York City, Bill De Blasio over plans to paint a large ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural on Fifth Avenue, the street where his hotel, Trump Towers is located in New York.
Trump didn’t only criticize the mayor but also referred to as the mural/painting a ‘symbol of hate’.
Cities across the US followed Washington D.C.’s lead by painting “Black Lives Matter” and other words of support on city streets following the killing of George Floyd and other black Americans in the hands of police, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, ordered the phrase to be painted outside Trump’s famous Trump Towers.
De Blasio stated he ordered the mural to be placed right in the front of Trump Tower for a reason.
“We’re going to take this moment in records and extend it by way of taking the ‘Black Lives Matter’ symbolism by putting it all over this city, which include the front of Trump Tower,” the mayor told MSNBC on Wednesday.
Trump responded by attacking the mayor for the mural and his plan to split to $1 billion from the New York City police budget.
Trump tweeting on Wednesday stated;