New York City on Thursday shut down a square of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue before Trump Tower to paint a Black Lives Matter wall painting.
The wall painting, somewhere in the range of 56th and 57th boulevards, was known as an “image of detest” by President Donald Trump, who said it would be “stigmatizing” Fifth Avenue, known for costly condos and extravagance shopping.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 9, 2020
Trump in a telephone meet with Fox News observer and successive protector Sean Hannity on Thursday night appeared to propose de Blasio was being thankless for government help in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The president said “I was extremely pleasant to Mayor de Blasio” and he referenced things like ventilators, veils and medical clinic help.
“I got that man everything, I addressed him commonly,” Trump told Hannity. “He was unable to have been more pleasant — and afterward he tosses a major ‘People of color Matter’ sign directly down in the center of Fifth Avenue.”
New York City has seen in excess of 23,200 passings of individuals either affirmed to have COVID-19, or whose passings are considered “plausible” as being connected to the sickness, as indicated by the city wellbeing division.
De Blasio in a tweet Thursday stated: “Our city isn’t simply painting the words on Fifth Avenue. We’re focused on the significance of the message.”