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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Speaks At George Floyd Memorial, Is Viciously Booed And Gives Up

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at a memorial for George Floyd and was relentlessly booed, eventually giving up and yielding the microphone.

De Blasio, who has voiced support for police action in his city during the riots despite a history of contention with the NYPD, was not welcome from the onset.

Event organizer Rev. Kevin McCall introduced the mayor and his wife Chirlane McCray, pleading with the crowd to show de Blasio some respect, leading onlookers in a chant of the same word.

Immediately after the introduction, those in attendance were booing loudly.

“Again, again, again, we said respect! We said respect! Say it with me, respect!” McCall begged.

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Universally Despised

Even prior to speaking, de Blasio’s arrival was enough to trigger memorial attendees as they shouted “De Blasio, go home” while he got up on stage.

The ire of the crowd seemed to dissipate as McCray took to the podium first, raising her fist and shouting “Power to the people!”

De Blasio’s speech contained all of the right keywords and phrases one would think would placate the crowd – “Black lives matter in New York City” and “change that you can see and believe.”

But they weren’t having it, drowning out his words with a chant of “Resign,” and calls to “Turn your back,” with many in the crowd complying.

Fox News and Deadline both reported that the mayor “gave up” after about 90 seconds of speaking.

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Incompetence

De Blasio, for whatever reason, has tried desperately to play to both sides during the riots that have seen his city burn over the last several days.

He seemed to justify police action even though at many points during his tenure those same police officers were accused of racism by the mayor.

At the same time, he has justified violence in New York saying it’s understandable why people are rioting because of a history of racism in America.

“When you see a nation, an entire nation, simultaneously grappling with an extraordinary crisis seeded in 400 years of American racism,” de Blasio lamented at a press conference.

An equally incompetent Governor Andrew Cuomo called the mayor’s handling of the riots a “disgrace” and suggested he has the power to “displace” de Blasio.

It looks like the people in this crowd would be completely on board with that move.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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