De Blasio holds press conference at Trump Tower — and gets heckled – New York Post

Supporters of Donald Trump disrupted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press conference in Trump Tower on Monday while he announced a potential $2 million in fines facing the president’s real estate company if it doesn’t comply with the city’s new “Green New Deal” building emissions standards — by 2030.

“Worst mayor ever,” read one sign held by a protester as the mayor rode up and down an escalator.

Other supporters loudly booed and whistled as de Blasio tried to shout over the din.

“This is bull—t,” Juliet Germanotta, 37, told The Post as she displayed an “LGBT for Trump” banner behind the mayor’s podium.

De Blasio told his backers and the hecklers, “Clearly the Trump Organization is a little sensitive to the fact that we’re calling them out for what they are doing to the climate but we are not backing down.”

“We will take your money. We will hold you accountable,” de Blasio said, his voice growing hoarse.

The Trump Organization faces the seven-figure penalties if the company doesn’t retrofit eight of its New York City buildings by 2030.

Trump supporters heckled De Blasio at a press conference inside Trump tower.
Trump supporters heckle de Blasio at a press conference inside Trump Tower.Matthew McDermott

City officials said the properties emit 27,000 tons of greenhouse gases every year — equal to 5,800 cars.

De Blasio asked his boosters to “scream loud enough so they can hear it all the way to the White House, ‘Our planet, not your profit.’ ”

“We will not let you mortgage our future for your real estate,” the mayor vowed.

The lobby is the same location where Donald Trump announced his White House bid in 2015. The press conference was located inside Trump Tower because of the rain.

It wasn’t a hospitable venue for de Blasio, a Democrat who said he will make a decision this month on whether to run for the White House.

Music started playing loudly shortly before the mayor arrived.

The rally was just steps from Trump’s campaign store that sells hats and wine glasses embossed with the president’s name.


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