NEW YORK CITY (TIP): Mayor Bill de Blasio, November 10 said that he was clear about the areas that he was prepared to work with President-elect Trump on for the good of the people of New York City. ” If President-elect Trump follows through on a vision of creating new jobs and rebuilding our infrastructure, if he follows through on the vision of ending trade deals that are bad for American workers, if he follows through on a vision of closing the carried interest loophole and creating the kind of tax reform that will put resources in the hands of the federal government to invest back in our cities and back in our nation, we’ll work with him and do everything we can to help him achieve those goals.’, the Mayor said.
Continuing the subject, he said, “Now, let’s state the obvious, there are other areas that are of real concern where if President-elect Trump were to follow through on his platform, there would be obvious disagreements and obvious conflict with my values and with the values of the clear majority of New Yorkers and the needs of New Yorkers. That certainly includes in immigration – any threat to deport people here in our city, any efforts to undermine reproductive rights for the women of New York and for the women of America, any effort to derail Obamacare and take away health insurance from so many people who have struggled to get it and so many more New Yorkers who would have been eligible if Obamacare continued. These are all examples of where we’re going to fight to protect the interests of New York City – certainly as well in affordable housing and public housing – another area where it’s crucially important that the federal government remain committed to the people of this city.
It’s important – just to put all this into perspective, because unlike, I would say, most elections that we’ve experienced, there are huge question marks about which elements of his platform he’ll follow through on, which he may not. There might be a different shape to his plans and that which said previously. I think it’s good to have an open mind and an open hand, but it’s also good to remember that some of the vision he portrayed on the campaign trail could well be taken literally by President-elect Trump and by his administration. We cannot, in any way, underestimate that challenge”.