De Blasio says 'Black Lives Matter' will be painted outside Manhattan's Trump Tower in 'a matter of days' as he taunts the President by saying the mural 'might help him get the point'

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio says a 'Black Lives Matter' mural will be painted in front of Trump Tower 'in a matter of days' - sparking a furious response from the commander-in-chief. 
De Blasio appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe Wednesday to provide an update on the mural's creation, nearly a week after he first unveiled plans for the words to be painted down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue - just feet from Trump's former home. 
'Whenever Trump comes back to his old state (New York), he'll get a message that he still doesn't understand. Maybe seeing outside his doorstep will help him get the point,' de Blasio grinned. 
Trump didn't take kindly to de Blasio's taunt, taking to Twitter to lash out at the mayor, who overnight slashed the NYPD budget by more than $1 billion.   
'NYC is cutting Police $ by ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and yet the @NYCMayor is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue,' the President blasted. 
'This will further antagonize New York's Finest, who LOVE New York & vividly remember the horrible BLM chant, 'Pigs In A Blanket, Fry 'Em Like Bacon'. Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won't let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York's greatest street. Spend this money fighting crime instead!'
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a 'Black Lives Matter' mural will be painted in front of Trump Tower 'in a matter of days' - sparking a furious response from the commander-in-chief. Pictured is a mock-up showing how the mural could look
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a 'Black Lives Matter' mural will be painted in front of Trump Tower 'in a matter of days' - sparking a furious response from the commander-in-chief. Pictured is a mock-up showing how the mural could look
De Blasio announced the news on Morning Joe Wednesday, just hours after slashing the police budget by $1 billion
De Blasio announced the news on Morning Joe Wednesday, just hours after slashing the police budget by $1 billion 
Trump didn't take kindly to de Blasio's taunt, taking to Twitter to lash out at the mayor, who overnight slashed the NYPD budget by more than $1 billion
Trump didn't take kindly to de Blasio's taunt, taking to Twitter to lash out at the mayor, who overnight slashed the NYPD budget by more than $1 billion
De Blasio's NYPD budget cut will cancel the recruitment of 1,163 new officers, strip $484million from the overtime budget and transfer $354million to other services. 
The contentious budget passed the City Council with 32 votes in favor and an unusually large 17 votes against just ahead of the midnight deadline following hours of delays. 
Meanwhile, last week President Trump claimed the NYPD were 'furious' about the proposal to paint a 'Black Lives Matter' mural in Manhattan as they faced hefty budget cuts.  
After plans for the mural were unveiled, Julia Arredondo, a spokeswoman for de Blasio, attacked Trump in a statement, saying: 'The president is a disgrace to the values we cherish in New York City. 
'He can't run or deny the reality we are facing, and any time he wants to set foot in the place he claims is his hometown, he should be reminded Black Lives Matter.'
New York is following in the footsteps of Washington D.C., which had the street leading to the White House painted with a 'Black Lives Matter' mural on June 5. 
The mayor's announcement follows in the footsteps of Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who had the street leading to the White House painted with a 'Black Lives Matter' mural on June 5
The mayor's announcement follows in the footsteps of Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who had the street leading to the White House painted with a 'Black Lives Matter' mural on June 5
De Blasio says 'Black Lives Matter' will be painted outside Manhattan's Trump Tower in 'a matter of days' as he taunts the President by saying the mural 'might help him get the point' De Blasio says 'Black Lives Matter' will be painted outside Manhattan's Trump Tower in 'a matter of days' as he taunts the President by saying the mural 'might help him get the point' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 02:50 Rating: 5

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