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NBC News 16 Apr 2020

New York Mayor de Blasio Calls On Trump To 'Help Us Back On Our Feet'

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During a press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on President Trump to help his hometown of New York "back on our feet" with another stimulus package.


New york City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a rent freeze and a halt for evictions as New York City deals with the coronavirus outbreak.
During a press conference, Mayor de Blasio announced on the second night the subways closed for cleaning, 218 of the 361 homeless New Yorkers engaged had accepted help from outreach services. 196 people were taken to shelters and 22 were admitted to the hospital.
During a press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on President Trump to help NYC recover from the coronavirus pandemic, and asks "are you telling NYC to drop dead?"
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is under fire after police broke up a funeral where thousands of Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn mourned a prominent rabbi who died from COVID-19. "My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed," de Blasio tweeted. Community leaders say de Blasio singled out Jews in his tweets, but did not criticize the crowds gathered to watch the fly-by of military jets to honor workers on the front lines.

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AND HELPING US BACK ON OUR FEET.
BACK ON OUR FEET. SO, I MADE CLEAR
SO, I MADE CLEAR TO THE PRESIDENT,
TO THE PRESIDENT, THAT HIS HOMETOWN
THAT HIS HOMETOWN NEEDS HIM.
NEEDS HIM. I’VE HAD THIS
I’VE HAD THIS CONVERSATION WITH
CONVERSATION WITH HIM BEFORE.
HIM BEFORE. ALL NEW YORKERS
ALL NEW YORKERS ARE WATCHING THE
ARE WATCHING THE WHITE HOUSE RIGHT
WHITE HOUSE RIGHT NOW TO SEE IF THE
NOW TO SEE IF THE PRESIDENT WILL
PRESIDENT WILL LEAD.
LEAD. IF THE PRESIDENT
IF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
OF THE UNITED STATES SPEAKS UP,
STATES SPEAKS UP, LET’S BE CLEAR,
LET’S BE CLEAR, IF PRESIDENT
IF PRESIDENT TRUMP RAISES HIS
TRUMP RAISES HIS VOICE, THE
VOICE, THE REPUBLICAN SENATE
REPUBLICAN SENATE WILL FOLLOW,
WILL FOLLOW, PERIOD.
PERIOD. I HAVEN’T HEARD
I HAVEN’T HEARD HIS VOICE YET.
HIS VOICE YET. I WANT TO GIVE
I WANT TO GIVE HIM AN
HIM AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO
OPPORTUNITY TO DO THE RIGHT THING.
THE RIGHT THING. PRESIDENT TRUMP,
PRESIDENT TRUMP, HERE’S MY APPEAL
HERE’S MY APPEAL TO YOU.
TO YOU. HELP US BACK ON
HELP US BACK ON OUR FEET.
OUR FEET. TELL McMcITCH
TELL McMcITCH McCONNELL THAT WE
McCONNELL THAT WE NEED STIMULUS 3.5
NEED STIMULUS 3.5 DIRECTLY TO
DIRECTLY TO NEW YORK STATE,
NEW YORK STATE, TO PROVIDE THE
TO PROVIDE THE HELP THAT WE
HELP THAT WE NEED, KEEP THEM

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