New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to say shooting someone wouldn’t lose him votes was “incredibly insensitive.”
De Blasio appeared on ABC’s “This Week” where he was asked to comment on Trump’s statement at a campaign rally.
“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I
wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?” Trump said. “It’s, like, incredible.”
De Blasio called the comment “incredibly insensitive.”
“We had a moment in our nation’s history we’re
talking about how to deal with the scourge of gun violence,” de Blasio said. “And for someone who says he wants to be president to say that, it shows he’s
just not presidential.”
“You know, this is another indicator that Donald Trump is not ready for primetime,” de Blasio added.