A sign saying: “Black Lives Matter” is a symbol of “hate” according to the President of the United States. Bill de Blasio, the Mayor of New York City announced a plan to paint “BLACK LIVES MATTER” in large, yellow letters down 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Trump threw his toys out of the tweeting cot.
NYC is cutting Police $’s by ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and yet the @NYCMayor is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue. This will further antagonize New York’s Finest, who LOVE New York & vividly remember the….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2020
Characteristically, his outrage could not be contained in a single tweet. He continued in a second tweet, denouncing the BLM chants against the “GREAT Police.” He spoke out against the proposed Black Lives Matter sign, calling it a “symbol of hate” unfit for “New York’s greatest street.”
Twitter begged to differ.