Wow: NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association Blames De Blasio for NYC Being Epicenter of Virus in Savage Tweet

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the USTA Indoor Training Center where a 350-bed temporary hospital will be built Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attacked President Donald Trump, claiming that President Donald Trump and the Senate GOP were somehow holding up “direct aid” to the city.

In fact, both the GOP and Trump said they would be willing to look at that, but they were concentrating first on the small business program where the money had already run out, to save millions of American jobs because there was already an agreement as to the how to proceed with that, all they needed to do was refund it. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have been blocking that. So de Blasio’s attack is lacking in context and honesty. Where is his chastisement of Pelosi for holding up aid to New York small businesses?

But it’s more than a little ironic. Because when this is all said and done, de Blasio, perhaps more than anyone else, may have a lot to answer for in terms of New York City’s reaction and the impact of the virus. New York and specifically New York City is the epicenter of the impact. There are a variety of possible reasons including density of population and the majority of folks using public transportation.

The NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association was not shy about who they pin at least some of the blame for that on.

Yikes.

But on March 5, de Blasio was still encouraging people to ride on the subway, even going on it himself to encourage people, showing him in a packed subway with no one wearing any protection.

Here he is on March 2, encouraging people to go to the theater.

Here he is on March 10, downplaying it saying there’s very little threat and for most people it acts like the “common cold” and he spreads other misinformation about transmission.

He didn’t even shut down the schools until the middle of March. And astonishingly, this whole time the New York City subway has still been running and people were riding it, without required protection up until Gov. Cuomo ordered that everyone should be wearing a mask outside last week. Some service has been shut down, thus making those in operation even more crowded.

De Blasio’s own people were, according to local reports, revolting against him because of what they felt was his lack of response.

The SBA also points to a story that not a lot of folks outside of New York are aware of, the reports were that there were questions about the program de Blasio’s wife headed, about what $850 million had been spent on.

Fortunately, New York may have turned the corner with hospitalizations leveled off so that’s hopeful for the future. But it’s really hard for de Blasio to have any standing to talk about anyone else’s response.

HT: Townhall