Mayor Bill De Blasio Says Donald Trump Is ‘Betraying’ New York

On CNN Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed that Donald Trump was betraying his home city of New York City because the president had not ordered factories to produce medical supplies to supply the expected surge of patients emerging because of the coronavirus pandemic.

De Blasio Blasts Trump

De Blasio said, “I said very clearly that for the month of march we have the supplies that we need. The city has very strong reserves of the kind of supplies that I talked about. It is going into April that I’m worried about.”

“We have to be sober about this,” the mayor continued. “You’re talking about a state of 8.6 million people, thousands new cases in a day. We’ve got to be honest about the sheer extent of this problem and where is the federal government? Where is the military?”

Mayor says NYC is ‘the American front’ in coronavirus war

“Why won’t the president give the order to mobilize our military to guarantee that these products are being produced through the defense production act and get them to the American front in this war which is New York,” de Blasio went on.

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He added, “We have been pleading for weeks with the federal government to step in. We’re now by far the epicenter of this crisis here in New York state. What does it take to get some attention? What does it take for our president?”

‘He’s from New York and he’s betraying the city he comes from’

Then the New York mayor really dug the knife in.

“He’s from New York and he’s betraying the city he comes from,” de Blasio said. “All he has to do is order the military to active duty to fight this war, to fight this challenge, this enemy, and he’s not doing it, even though he activated the Defense Production Act not a single factory that I know of has been mandated to go on 24/7 production of ventilators and surgical masks.”

It should be noted that, de Blasio made these remarks as Trump’s approval ratings have gone up with the public regarding how the President is dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

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