Interestingly enough, New York City’s mayor seems to think that Donald Trump is actually the mayor of the Big Apple.
I guess it’s asking too much to expect Bill de Blasio (born Warren Wilhelm Jr.) to be held accountable for his actions (or inactions, in this case) relating to the office he was elected to.
As seen in the video and transcript below of Real Clear Politics (emphasis mine);
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic was not enough, during an interview Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” De Blasio said he couldn’t understand why President Trump “will not lift a finger to help his hometown.”
“I don’t get it,” de Blasio continued. “I have asked repeatedly for the military to be mobilized, for the Defense Production Act to be used to its fullest to get us things like ventilators… If the president doesn’t act, people will die who could have lived otherwise.”
How odd. Just a few short days ago the New York Post reported that de Blasio’s administration waited an awful long time to re-order medical supplies;
Mayor Bill de Blasio has blamed President Trump for the city’s severe shortage of COVID-19 supplies even though City Hall didn’t secure its first order for emergency protective gear until March 6, The Post has learned.
Officials with the city’s Office of Emergency Management tried to purchase nearly 200,000 n95 masks on Feb. 7, but weeks later they learned the vendors had already run out.
It was not until March 6 and March 10 — over two months after the coronavirus outbreak first hit China — that they finally secured the first emergency procurements of masks and hand sanitizer, according to the city comptroller’s office.