NYC Police Benevolent Association President Lynch called out NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio this week as he announced his plan to run for president in 2020.
Lynch called the run ‘laughable’, saying that the current mayor has had no interest in running New York City for the past six years, and now wants to be in charge of the country.
“There are real problems here at home,” said the statement, calling de Blasio out for ‘running around Iowa’ and ignoring issues that are happening back in New York.
“After six years of disrespect for the police officers who keep our city safe, it’s perfectly clear how the mayor treats men and women in uniform.”
Lynch stated that if de Blasio were to run and win the election, his leadership would be an ‘unmitigated disaster.’
“New York deserves better and the country deserves better,” the post finished.
De Blasio’s announcement about his run for 2020 didn’t start off in the best way.
On Thursday, police union and pro-labor protesters chanted “liar” outside his appearance on Good Morning America in Times Square.
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Dozens of PBA members stood as the mayor arrived, yelling “no friend of labor” and holding signs protesting the politician.
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de Blasio brushed it aside, calling it ‘a little serenade’.
“Working Americans deserve better and I know we can do it, because I’ve done it here in the largest, toughest city in this country,” said de Blasio during his interview.
But the men and women protecting the streets of New York don’t agree.
“If you’re going to run for president, you’ve got to fix these things here first,” a public advocate said, “or there’s going to be a lot of noise explaining why you shouldn’t be.”