NYC Mayor de Blasio Helps Paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ at Trump Tower as Violence Escalates

New York City Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio helped paint the words “Black Lives Matter” on the street in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.

The giant bright yellow block letters were painted on Thursday between East 56th and 57th streets.

The New York Post reports:

The mayor joined first lady Chirlane McCray, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to fill in the letter “L” with yellow paint for what some critics, including President Trump himself, have called a political stunt.

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de Blasio boasted about the paint job.

de Blasio defended the paint job on social media.

President Trump slammed de Blasio on social media for elevating the Black Lives Matter movement and for not supporting the police.

Critics of de Blasio commented on social media, including New York Republican Representative Lee Zeldin.

Other streets in the city have already been painted with more to come.

ABC News reports:

The city has painted Black Lives Matter murals on streets in Brooklyn, Staten Island and Harlem, and will continue to paint more in the coming weeks, according to the mayor’s office.

A street sign was also recently unveiled co-named “Black Lives Matter Boulevard.”

While de Blasio is all in glorifying the Black Lives Matter movement and defunding the police department by $1 billion, violent crimes in New York City are significantly on the rise.

For the month of June, shootings are up at an alarming rate of 130 percent versus a year ago.

The New York Post reports:

The 4th of July weekend bloodshed in New York City continued Sunday night as at least seven people were shot, five fatally, in a span of about three hours, police said.

As de Blasio continues to endorse the Black Lives Matter movement and demonize police officers, the streets of New York City are growing more dangerous endangering the lives of innocent victims.