President Trump has arrived in Germany for the G20 Summit, a gathering of leaders and politicians from the world’s superpowers. While President Trump meets with those world leaders, another American politician will be on hand in Germany, but not to do any good. He is going to throw a hissy fit and protest President Trump alongside the Eurotrash.
Just one day after one of his police officers was assassinated in the Bronx, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is leaving the job to fly to Germany and join protests against Trump, capitalism, and whatever else socialists are against.
As the Mayor of Donald Trump’s hometown, de Blasio has been one of the President’s biggest critics. Even so, going to Germany to protest him seems a bit childish, and the fact that he will be neglecting matters at home is not escaping many New Yorkers.
The day after a cop was assassinated in The Bronx, de Blasio skipped an afternoon swearing-in ceremony for 524 new NYPD recruits ahead of his flight overseas.
A last-minute advisory from City Hall said Hizzoner “will attend several events surrounding the G20 Summit, including Saturday’s Hamburg Zeigt Haltung rally.”
Organizers of that demonstration — “Hamburg Shows Attitude,” in English — say 10,000 people have registered to oppose G20 participants including Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdgoan.
“All stand for an attitude that we find unacceptable and do not want to accept,” Lutheran Bishop Kirsten Fehrs has said.
City Council members said they were unaware of de Blasio’s plan to abandon the Big Apple to push his progressive agenda in Europe.
Presumptive Republican mayoral challenger Nicole Malliotakis blasted the mayor for putting the protest over pressing issues at home.
“Unbelievable. Instead of jet-setting around the world, he should be here doing his job,” said Malliotakis, a state assemblywoman from Staten Island.
“A police officer was murdered, street homelessness has skyrocketed and people continue to get delayed on the trains.”
Malliotakis also said de Blasio should have attended the NYPD swearing-in ceremony at the Police Academy in Queens.
“Of course I would have been there,” she said.
“The mayor should be embarrassed by the way he has treated the men and women of our police department.”