President Trump jumped into the spat between his younger son and Mayor de Blasio by retweeting Eric’s attack on Hizzoner — in which he said “our great city has gone to s–t under your leadership.”
“First you have never created a job in your life. Second, our great city has gone to s–t under your leadership. Crime is up, the men & women of the NYPD detest you, homelessness is rampant, our streets are dirty and people are leaving our city in record numbers,” Eric Trump said in his tweet, which his father shared.
The younger Trump began his attack on de Blasio on Monday, just hours after the mayor stormed the Trump Tower lobby to hold a press conference.
“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 wrote on Twitter.
De Blasio was hounded by protesters during the Monday morning event as he tried to promote his Green New Deal at the president’s Manhattan residence.
The mayor had planned to hold the presser outside, but the rain forced him into the building’s public lobby as he was trying to highlight the Trump Organization’s “failure to cut emissions” at their buildings.
De Blasio also accused the president of “running scared” from the Big Apple’s Green New Deal, which seeks to reduce emissions by 30 percent by 2030. A citywide law slated to take effect Friday requires buildings to drastically cut their greenhouse gas emissions.
In a tweet, the mayor told the president that he was “on notice.”
“We won’t let you mortgage our future for your real estate. Fix your buildings or pay the price. We WILL collect,” he said and listed eight Trump buildings that could be fined a total of $2.1 million “for failure to cut emissions and save our planet.”
Eric Trump hit back by saying “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,” he wrote.
“@NYCMayor if you ever think there is an initiative that would be great for New York, I would be happy to come to city hall and visit you anytime. But forcing a pop-up press conference in our lobby is simply childish,” he wrote.
De Blasio told him to “spare me.”
“You and your dad have spent decades evading taxes and stiffing your workers. NYC’s Green New Deal is one law the Trumps won’t get away with breaking. Fix your buildings or pay the price,” he said in a tweet Monday night.
“I guess lying on Twitter runs in the family! Facts are facts: NYC’s jobs are at record highs, crime is at record lows, and our #GreenNewDeal is coming whether the ‘iconic’ Trump Org likes it or not,” the mayor said in another tweet Tuesday.
“You can’t hide from climate change, Eric. Fix your polluting buildings.”