Trump supporters crash Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Green New Deal’ rally

De Blasio mocked by protesters at raucous Green New Deal rally inside Trump Tower

Waving and holding signs reading "Trump 2020", "Failed Mayor", "LGBT for Trump" and "Worst Mayor Ever", the protesters rode up and down the escalators, over and over again, providing some enthusiastic counterprogramming as de Blasio delivered his remarks. Your polluting buildings are part of the problem.

Buildings that fail to meet the marks will be punished by major fines. "We're tackling climate change head-on with NYC's Green New Deal and are the first city in the world to require all big buildings to cut their emissions, with the goal of a carbon neutral city by 2050".

Some Trump supporters joined the protesters who booed and yelled, "You suck!" as the mayor tried to talk over the noise.

The deal is actually a package of 10 bills meant to curb carbon emissions in the country's largest city by carrying out measures that will be "the equivalent of taking more than one million cars off the road by 2030", according to New York City's Committee for Environmental Protection Chair Costa Constantinides.

De Blasio had originally planned to hold the rally outside the 5th Avenue building but inclement weather forced the group to move inside the building that houses President Donald Trump's Manhattan home, the New York Post reported. The building is on course to be fined $850,871 a year.

Federal authorities and de Blasio were initially supposed to have agreed on a new chairman and CEO for the scandal-rocked authority in April, but have now extended the deadline by a total of 90 days, to July 1.


"The bill that passed...will fall short of achieving the 40 x 30 reduction by only including half of the city's building stock", Real Estate Board of New York President John H. Banks said in a statement. "Cut your emissions or pay the price". The Climate Mobilization Act mandates buildings larger than 25,000 square feet reduce emissions by 40 percent by 2040 and 80 percent by 2050.

"President Trump, you're on notice", de Blasio said.

"We will do what's necessary to combat the climate crisis". "New York City will not survive without a radical action to stop climate change".

Trump rejects climate science that links rising temperatures to human consumption of fossil fuels. While deflecting a question about what he brings to a possible campaign as a straight, white male in an increasingly diverse Democratic party, de Blasio did say that he would announce once and for all whether or not he would launch a presidential campaign this week.

The Trump Organization did not immediately respond when contacted by Newsweek.

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