There was no fraternal camaraderie between New York mayors as former Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared on FOX Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” on Tuesday to say that current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is complicit in the death of the people of New York City with his incompetence.
“The man is, without doubt, a terrible mayor. He’s a danger,” Giuliani said to host Maria Bartiromo. “People die as a result of his incompetence.”
Giuliani, who presently works as President Trump’s personal attorney, highlighted de Blasio as a good illustration of the significance of holding public office and why citizens should be careful who they vote for. In the end, he said, the lives of their citizens depend on the capabilities of competent executives.
This is not the first time that America’s Mayor has put Bill de Blasio’s leadership on blast. “What I have seen day after day after day is without doubt a complete dereliction of duty on the part of the mayor, for sure,” Giuliani told Sean Hannity in June on Fox News.
Giuliani pointed out that during the height of the COVID-19 health crisis in New York City this past spring, President Trump dispatched the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort to attend to an anticipated flood of sick patients, but de Blasio refused to utilize it. Rather, the city’s mayor championed the Black Lives Matter Movement by painting a mural in front of Trump Tower on 6th Avenue as a petty dig at the president.
“He has clearly been the worst mayor in the history of the city,” Giuliani bluntly stated. “I can’t tell you how bad he is, how many things he’s done wrong.”
During the BLM riots in New York City, de Blasio’s own daughter was arrested among members of a violent mob. Many of the demonstrators had their charges dropped in de Blasio’s courts and were released back onto the streets after millions of dollars in property damage was caused, citizens were menaced, and the NYPD was attacked.
The Justice Department categorized New York City as an “anarchist jurisdiction” on Monday after videos of violent rioting were posted across social media platforms over the summer. Giuliani supposed that the new status New York earned, along with other Democrat-controlled cities such as Portland and Seattle, was plausibly rooted in the video footage that showed police officers abstaining from preventing the violent demonstrations that scorched the streets of Manhattan.
“The New York City Police Department wouldn’t do that unless they were ordered to do that,” he told Fox Business. “And I believe if you ever held a trial, you could call police commanders who would testify that the mayor personally called them and told them to stand down. I don’t even know if that makes him an accessory to robbery.”
New York’s former mayor, who is famed for his leadership after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, continued to place the fault at de Blasio’s feet for assaults on NYPD officers and a rise in violent crime.
“He ran against the police department,” he emphasized. “He demonized it. That’s how he got elected.”
At the beginning of the summer, Giuliani told Fox, “I visited every police officer that was seriously injured.”
He added, “de Blasio is a bum. He’s a bum. You don’t go visit a police officer that’s injured, you are a horrible, ridiculous excuse for a mayor….And the governor knows what a useless person de Blasio is.”
According to Newsday, over 2,000 protestors have been arrested in New York City since the beginning of the riots in Bill de Blasio’s New York.