Bill de Blasio: Trump ‘Will Not Be Welcome Back In New York City’ After Presidency


After President Trump reiterated once again that Bill de Blasio is the worst mayor that New York has ever had, de Blasio challenged him to a debate in New York and said he “will not be welcome back” after his presidency during a show hosted by BuzzFeed at Webster Hall in the East Village Thursday.

The mayor, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, told BuzzFeed that he would debate Trump any time after the president criticized de Blasio on Twitter over videos showing several police officers getting doused with buckets of water.

“Donald Trump seems to have a lot to say about New York City lately. So I issued him a challenge last night,” De Blasio tweeted on Friday, alongside the video of his comments.

De Blasio’s tweet was just the latest in an ongoing feud that started after President Trump called out the New York City mayor for allegedly not doing enough to protect his police officers.

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who also serves as Trump’s attorney, also called out De Blasio following multiple incidents in which police officers were doused with water.

“This disrespect for the uniform in NYC is result of a Democrat-Progressive (Retrogressive)-Socialist Mayor,” Giuliani tweeted on Tuesday. “This is what happens with knee-jerk disrespect for police. It will only get worse until these Left wing idiots are defeated.”

Trump blasted the New York mayor in a pair of tweets Thursday, accusing de Blasio of not supporting law enforcement in the city, urging him to “act immediately” and calling the water attacks a “total disgrace.”

“What took place in NYC with water being tossed on NYPD officers was a total disgrace. It is time for @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio to STAND UP for those who protect our lives and serve us all so well,” he tweeted.

“What took place was completely unacceptable, and will not be tolerated. Bill de Blasio should act immediately!” he added.

De Blasio responded in his own tweet, mocking the allegations of criminal conduct by the president and touting his own city’s crime statistics.

“Crime’s gone down year after year in New York City and it’s not just because you finally left town,” de Blasio wrote.

In another tweet, Trump stated that incidents of that nature “will not be tolerated” and insisted that de Blasio “act immediately” on the “completely unacceptable” assault on the New York City police officers.