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Courtesy of CNN:
New York City is painting a Black Lives Matter mural on the street directly outside of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan.
City employees began painting a stretch of Fifth Avenue, just in front of the Trump Organization’s headquarters, on Thursday morning. Mayor Bill de Blasio authorized the stark yellow mural earlier this month.
The New York mayor rolled up his sleeves and painted a bit of the mural, too, clad in a mask and flanked by civil rights leader, the Rev. Al Sharpton.
“President Trump said we would be denigrating the luxury of Fifth Avenue. Let me tell you: we’re not denigrating anything, we are liberating Fifth Avenue, we are uplifting Fifth Avenue,” de Blasio said on Thursday in response to Trump’s tweet last week criticizing de Blasio for “denigrating” the area.
He added, “Who built this city, who built this nation, and never got the acknowledgement, the recognition…”
“When we say ‘Black Lives Matter’ there is no more American statement, there’s no more patriotic statement, because there is no America without Black America. We are acknowledging the truth in ourselves and in America. By saying ‘Black lives matter’ we are righting a wrong,” de Blasio said.
This is great!
I certainly hope that there are reporters stationed outside Trump Tower when Donnie returns to visit his home, because I think the whole country deserves to witness his reaction when sees this.