Trump Calls Planned BLM Street Mural A “Symbol Of Hate,” Painting It Will “Denigrate Luxury Fifth Avenue”

NBC News reports:

President Donald Trump blasted New York City’s plan to paint the phrase “Black Lives Matter” on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower, calling it a “symbol of hate” and demanding the city spend the money on policing instead.

NYC officials said last week they would emulate other cities and paint the message in large letters on a prominent roadway — in this case, right in front of the president’s flagship building.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said on MSNBC Wednesday morning that the work would happen in the coming days, leading to Trump’s tweets.

As I previously mentioned, the chant Trump references below actually happened six years ago in Minneapolis, not in New York City.