Shortly after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would enter the presidential race, Donald Trump Jr. attacked him by sharing a picture of trash lining the sidewalks in Central Park. Trump Jr. characterized de Blasio’s presidential bid as little more than a “PR stunt” and suggested he “should clean up his backyard first.”
Rather than do a PR stunt “run” for President (we all know it’s going nowhere) maybe @NYCMayor should clean up his backyard first. This video from this morning should tell you all you need to know about his “leadership.” What a clown show!!! pic.twitter.com/E9kTUQXfTR
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 15, 2019
But what Trump Jr. shared isn’t what Central Park looks like on a regular day. The refuse was left over from fans waiting to see a free concert from the K-Pop group BTS. As people pointed out, BTS was on Good Morning America‘s summer concert series the morning before Trump Jr. posted his tweet.
That's what happens when people camp out overnight in order to get a good spot for a concert, BTS was on GMA's summer concert series this morning. Also, the sign below is on the barricade at the beginning of your video. pic.twitter.com/mmQo5WeRiN
— ANI (@EspressoURLife) May 16, 2019
Dude, this is stuff people left after camping out to see BTS on GMA. If you pause the video at 4seconds you see a sign that was put up by GMA for the event. NYPD has a tweet with a photo showing it and people camping out last night. You're the clown show for even tweeting this.
— Christina (@Stankalicious) May 15, 2019
So u went out & filmed the garbage that hasn’t yet been cleaned up from THOUSANDS of music fans that has gathered & camped out for up to a week to see BTS outside yesterday. Be best junior, be best. 🤥🤥🤥🤥
— MaggieMae563 (@Maggiemae563) May 16, 2019
As you well know this was from concert goers and clean up was in progress when I walked by at 8:30am.#Truth
— Ellen Wragge (@ellen_wragge) May 16, 2019
The park was also cleaned up as soon as the concert finished. BTS even posted about it and thanked their fans for their support.
Btw thanks to the team and everyone else who helped clean up the place you know who you are, we finished in about an hour and a half even though we were so tired so let’s hope next time we can be a lil more respectful and ✌️🌱✨ pic.twitter.com/TJc5Ieq4Uo
— 스포트라이트 (@SPOTLIGHTBTS) May 15, 2019
BTS fans camped out and waited in line for over a week with camping gear to see the K-Pop group perform, according to a report from Gothamist.
de Blasio officially announced his presidential bid in a short YouTube video that emphasized his “Working People First” slogan––and took a direct shot at the White House.
“Don’t back down in the face of the bully — take him on,” he says. “As president, I will take on the wealthy, I will take on the big corporations, I will not rest until this government serves working people. Donald Trump must be stopped. I’ve beaten him before and I’ll do it again.”
President Donald Trump responded to the news of de Blasio’s announcement with a heated tweet. de Blasio “is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man,” Trump wrote. “NYC HATES HIM!”
The Dems are getting another beauty to join their group. Bill de Blasio of NYC, considered the worst mayor in the U.S., will supposedly be making an announcement for president today. He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2019
de Blasio has not acknowledged the tweet.