He’s overstepping his boundary.
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio erupted over President Donald Trump’s threat to cut federal funding from his city and called Trump’s threat “blatantly unconstitutional.”
According to Breitbart, De Blasio stated, “Well, it’s certainly a political campaign stunt. It’s not about governing. It’s not about helping New York City or any other city. I mean, I have talked to the president multiple times, and I asked him for testing for this city, never got it. I asked him for stimulus to help us get on our feet, never got it. I asked him to be clearer about what we needed to do to stay healthy and give the right message to people in this country, never heard it.”
He then said, “This is about politics. He’s using this as a campaign ploy, but it’s just blatantly unconstitutional, what he’s saying. The president doesn’t have the right to subvert what the Congress already decided in terms of a budget. That’s in the Constitution. The Congress decides that. So he’s going to find out that, you know, either he’ll try it and then we’ll go to court and beat him or like so many of his other blustery threats or he’s going let it go and hope people forget about it.”
You can watch a clip of de Blasio’s comments here.