New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is wrong for turning down President Obama’s offer to visit New York City to show his support for the victims of the post-tropical cyclone Sandy disaster. He said it wasn’t a “diss” of the president, but they have a lot to do. Um, really? Nobody told George W. Bush to stay away from Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) turned down an offer from President Obama to visit the storm-ravaged Big Apple, but he said Tuesday that his rejection wasn’t meant as an insult.
“What I pointed out to them is we would love to have him, but we have lots of things to do,” Bloomberg said at a press conference. “I’m not trying to diss him. But I know he had planned a trip to New Jersey, and I said that’s fine. It represents the whole region.”
The mayor, who has stayed neutral in this year’s presidential race, added that he was “flattered” by Obama’s offer and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been “very helpful to us.”
Um, sorry, but that’s a diss and it will come back to bite Michael Bloomberg in the butt. I would venture to say that the president has a right to visit any area of this country he chooses.