Mayor de Blasio had another embarrassing week as he falls further out of favor with New Yorkers. His reign as mayor has been filled with scandals from the NYCHA to Thrive NYC’s missing billion and the latest, a round of discrimination lawsuits levied against the Department of Education.
Things got worse as hizzoner skipped every event commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day in NYC, missed the 2 million New Yorker strong Puerto Rican Day Parade in favor of campaigning in Iowa and ignorantly called all anti-Semitism a “right wing” trait.
The mayor skipped every single event in the city honoring World War 2 veterans and commemorating D-day and instead went to the dry cleaners and the gym, CBS news reported.
Many Veterans were furious with de Blasio at an event honoring them in Brooklyn.
“He’s not a good mayor. He’s a terrible mayor. He cares about nothing. He makes out like he cares for the people, but I don’t think he cares for the people. He’s a self-centered mayor,” Norman Senay of Bellerose Queens, who served in World War II, told local press at the D-Day event.
“He is the mayor of one of the largest populated cities in the world and for him not to be here today seems to be a strike against what we stand for in the military,” added Vietnam vet Herbert Sweat of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
A Des Moines Register/Mediacom/CNN Iowa Poll asked 600 registered voters over the weekend who are likely to participate in the 2020 Democratic caucuses who their first and second choices for president were, and not a single person polled picked de Blasio.
The mayor was so busy in Iowa with his totally disastrous bid to become the Democratic candidate for president that he missed the tremendous annual Puerto Rican Day parade.
“Being in Iowa instead of at the parade sends the message that he cares more about Iowa votes than Puerto Rican ones,” said Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President.
De Blasio stuck his foot in his mouth one more time when early last week he declared all anti-Semitism is exclusively a “right wing” movement.
“I think the ideological movement that is anti-Semitic is the right-wing movement,” de Blasio said at a Brooklyn press conference recently about the increase of hate crimes in New York City. The NY Post reported that the mayor said “I want to be very, very clear, the violent threat, the threat that is ideological is very much from the right.” The mayor strangely ignored left wing anti-Semitism from groups such as BDS among other movements against Jews and “Zionists”
The Washington Examiner pointed out in their recent editorial:” Anti-Semitism is a cancer that plagues both the American Left and the Right. De Blasio, who is pointing to the other team (Right wing) as an excuse for his own failure to address the problem adequately in New York, makes things worse still by actually trying to take advantage of a rise in anti-Semitism to gain a political advantage for his own team”