Over the next few days, New York City will unveil another Black Lives Matter mural. According to PIX11 News journalist Anthony DiLorenzo, Fifth Avenue was being closed to traffic between 56th and 57th streets for the mural painting and will be closed off to cars until Sunday.
The mural, which will be located on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower, is also reminiscent of D.C.’s own street mural, which was painted along 16th Street, leading toward the White House, all of which drew the President’s scorn. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser also took the time to rename the street in front of the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza.”
The latest mural announcement, as expected, caught the attention of the impeached president, who quickly took to Twitter to rant about the decision.
The mural, Trump claimed, would “[denigrate] this luxury Avenue…and further antagonize New York’s Finest.”
“Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street,” he added. “Spend this money fighting crime instead!”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio struck back, reminding Trump that Black people built Fifth Avenue.
“We are honoring them,” the mayor tweeted back. “The fact that you see it as denigrating your street is the definition of racism.”