Trump Jr. tries to trash Bill de Blasio—accidentally picks a fight with BTS fans instead

Donald Trump Jr. tried to attack a 2020 presidential bid by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday night by sharing a video of refuse lining the sidewalk around Central Park.

But in doing so, he accidentally picked a fight with one of the internet’s biggest fandoms.

de Blasio announced his presidential bid on Thursday, joining a long list of people seeking the party’s nomination to square off against Trump in 2020.

Trump Jr., who tweeted ahead of the announcement, said a presidential bid by the mayor was “going nowhere.” He continued that de Blasio should “clean up his backyard” before running for president. He attached a 27-second video that showed garbage, sleeping bags, and makeshift tents along the sidewalk near Central Park.

“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!!!” Trump Jr. wrote.

However, as some users on Twitter pointed out, the garbage was left over from people waiting to see a free concert from the K-Pop group BTS.

As Gothamist noted earlier this week, people have been waiting in line for over a week with camping gear to get a shot at getting into the free BTS concert at Good Morning America. 

It appears Trump Jr. isn’t the only member of the family that has a disdain for the New York City mayor.

The president tweeted about de Blasio’s bid early Thursday.

“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!” the president tweeted.


Andrew Wyrich

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