New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called President Donald Trump a backstabber during a Tuesday morning press conference where he fumed over the president's opposition to providing bail out money to state and local governments.
de Blasio compared Trump to former President Herbert Hoover, who is noted for his lack of action during the Great Depression, the New York Daily News reports.
“Even Herbert Hoover in his worst moments didn’t try and pit Americans against Americans, one part of the country against another,” de Blasio said. “In a crisis, a leader is supposed to bring us together.”
The mayor slammed Trump as a “former New Yorker who seems to enjoy stabbing his hometown in the back.”
“What kind of human being sees the suffering here and decides that people in New York City don't deserve help?” he said, referencing Trump’s position on not providing federal funding to cities and states.
Trump said he is opposed to sending money to “blue” states. He told the New York Post it would be unfair to Republicans.
“Who cares who run the states?” de Blasio said. “The people need help. They’re Americans who need help right now. Do you not care about that firefighter, that EMT, that paramedic, that police officer, that health care worker because they live in a state run by a Democrat or a city run by a Democrat? Does that make them less American in your view, Mr. President?”
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