Donald Trump Jr on Wednesday blamed Mayor Bill de Blasio for New York City’s filthy streets, but he used video from an area where fans of the Korean boy band BTS camped outside for a week to see a free concert.
The president’s eldest son on Wednesday trolled New York’s mayor by posting video to social media showing Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue strewn with litter and trash.
‘Rather than do a PR stunt “run” for President (we all know it’s going nowhere) maybe @NYCMayor should clean up his backyard first,’ Don Jr tweeted.
‘This video from this morning should tell you all you need to know about his “leadership.”
Donald Trump Jr posted video to his social media on Wednesday showing trash on a Manhattan sidewalk while blaming Mayor Bill de Blasio for the litter and homelessness in New York
The video shows the sidewalk on Fifth Avenue adjacent to Central Park in Manhattan
‘Rather than do a PR stunt “run” for President (we all know it’s going nowhere) maybe @NYCMayor should clean up his backyard first,’ Don Jr tweeted
‘What a clown show!!!’
The video showed the area on Fifth Avenue near 72nd Street, where diehard fans of BTS - the so-called ‘BTS ARMY’ - camped out in the rain for days since last Tuesday to get a glimpse of the band.
The Korean pop sensation, which has taken the country by storm, performed a free outdoor concert in Central Park on Wednesday morning.
The event was televised by ABC’s Good Morning America.
Don Jr’s tweet was meant to mock de Blasio, who is said to be on the verge of announcing his run for president.
The mayor announced travel plans to a pair of early voting states ahead of an expected entry Thursday into the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race.
De Blasio is scheduled to appear on ABC's Good Morning America on Thursday morning.
A spokeswoman says he will travel to Iowa later Thursday and will hold events in that state Friday and in South Carolina on Saturday.
What Don Jr neglected to mention in the post is that the area being filmed was where fans of the Korean pop group BTS had been camped out for nearly a week
Despite the rain and cold, fans of BTS slept on the sidewalk along Fifth Avenue near 72nd Street since at least last Tuesday
Fire: BTS made sure to give an incredible show for thousands of fans to open Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series at Central Park in New York on Wednesday morning
The spokeswoman, Olivia Lapeyrolerie, declined to confirm Wednesday that de Blasio is entering the race.
It doesn’t appear as if de Blasio can count on the support of the Trump family.
Don Jr’s younger brother, Eric, said on Monday the city has 'gone to s***' under the mayor's leadership.
‘The fact that the Mayor of a major city would attack an iconic organization (which employs thousands of hardworking New York taxpayers) for his own political gain is an abuse of power, unethical and simply counterintuitive,’ Eric Trump tweeted on Monday.
'Most Mayors do all they can to support great businesses - here in NYC, businesses are attacked for headlines and "political points" and is this very mentality that is causing people to leave our great city in droves.
Don Jr's tweet is the latest salvo in the Trump family's Twitter war against the mayor. Eric Trump (left) and de Blasio (right) got into a heated feud on Monday. Trump was reacting to de Blasio's news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan on Monday
Trump slammed de Blasio for 'attacking an iconic organization for his own political gain'
Trump said de Blasio was 'causing people to leave our great city in droves'
'Maybe one of these days we can work together, an invitation which remains open to you anytime,' Eric Trump tweeted at de Blasio
'If [de Blasio] ever think[s] there is an initiative that would be great for New York, I would be happy to come to city hall and visit [him] anytime.
'But forcing a pop-up press conference in our lobby is simply childish.
'Maybe one of these days we can work together, an invitation which remains open to you anytime.
'I wish you and our great city the best.'