By Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio, has again criticized Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on social networks, on Saturday the 11th.
De Blasio said on Twitter: “If you want to barge into our city and brag about destroying our environment, or how you’re a proud homophobe, then New Yorkers are going to call you on your crap.”
On charges that he would be “radical” for saying that Bolsonaro would not be welcome in the city, the mayor replied: “If it’s ‘radical’ to stand up against your destructive ideology, then we’re PROUD radicals.”
The indirect banter between the two started in April when the discussion began about the location that would become the stage for Bolsonaro’s receiving a tribute from the Brazil-U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Blasio had accused the Brazilian president of being “racist, homophobic, and destructive”, and stated that he was not welcome in the city.
Last week, the mayor celebrated the cancellation of the President’s trip to the city with some irony. “We called his bigotry out. He ran away. Not surprised — bullies usually can’t take a punch. Your hatred isn’t welcome here”, he stated on social networks.
According to Bolsonaro, he couldn’t visit “a city where its highest-ranking official, the mayor, in this case, was acting like a radical, preparing and encouraging manifestations of the worst kind against my presence.” Now, the homage will be delivered in Dallas, Texas.
.@jairbolsonaro if you want to barge into our city and brag about destroying our environment or how you’re a “proud homophobe” then New Yorkers are going to call you on your crap.
If it’s “radical” to stand up against your destructive ideology, then we’re PROUD radicals. https://t.co/0aThAyuGO6
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) May 11, 2019