Liberal City Mayor Boots Homeless Out For Photo Op

  • 07/24/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
Mayor Bill de Blasio rode on the New York City Subway as part of a publicity stunt—but the leftist mayor didn’t have to contend with the problems that many native New Yorkers do.

According to the New York Post, police cleared all homeless people from two subway stations shortly before the mayor was scheduled to arrive. De Blasio was riding from his gym in Park Slope, Brooklyn, to his re-election campaign headquarters in downtown Brooklyn.

Sources told the Post that the NYPD’s Transit Bureau had told cops in an email to “make sure nobody’s hanging around” so that the stations “looked nice” in advance of the mayor’s press outing. They added that, in the directive from the mayor’s office, they had been even more explicit in what they wanted: instructing police to keep the stations “free and clear of homeless people.”

De Blasio rarely rides the subway, often preferring his private motorcade. And this isn’t the first time that he’s been accused of demanding special treatment: last year, he attracted controversy when Little League games in Harlem had to be cancelled so de Blasio could land his taxpayer-funded helicopter, since the mayor apparently didn’t want to bother with New York City traffic.

De Blasio’s critics are already slamming the mayor over his latest transportation snafu. His top Republican challenger, Staten Island Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, said this was indicative of de Blasio’s character.

“For someone who claims to care about the most poor New Yorkers, to have someone clear his path when he’s about to board the subway… tells you all you need to know about Mayor de Blasio,” she said.

“These are fellow New Yorkers who are sleeping in the street, sleeping in the subway. The mayor just doesn’t care.”
 Source: AAN
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