The only thing that could have been more absurd was to have Obama attend the G-20 in his more comfortable role as Community Organizer. At first I thought this had to be The Onion, but no. This on the heels of the murdering of a police officer.
Police and protesters clashed ahead of the G20 summit in Germany Thursday, with riot gear-clad cops swarming the streets to block the 10,000-strong crowd with water cannons. What could be better than to have de Blasio join in?
Mayor de Blasio on Thursday skipped an NYPD swearing-in ceremony made somber by this week’s assassination of a cop — then hours later revealed he was busy preparing to jet off on a surprise trip to join leftist protesters at the G-20 summit in Germany.
Hizzoner’s overseas jaunt was kept under wraps until just 90 minutes before he took off from Newark Airport.
A last-minute announcement said he “will attend several events surrounding the G-20 Summit, including Saturday’s Hamburg Zeigt Haltung rally.”
The mayor also made sure the free trip will include a visit with his son, Dante, a Yale University student who’s spending the summer on an internship in Berlin, a City Hall spokesman said.
Presumptive Republican challenger Nicole Malliotakis accused de Blasio of abandoning pressing issues in the Big Apple to pursue his progressive agenda in Europe.
H/T: NY Post