He’s getting killed for this on social media today although that’s less a function of what he said than the fact that no major politician in America is more widely disliked by both sides. I find myself straining to find fault with him even when what he’s going on about is basically innocuous and well intended, as it is here.
I think he got a bad rap from the way local news reported his remarks in the widely circulated tweet below. The first thing New York City’s going to do after it “reopens” is … throw a massive pox party on the street to infect everyone who didn’t get sick in the first wave?
BREAKING: Mayor de Blasio announces when #NYC finally reopens … there will be a ticker tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes for Health Care Workers and First Responders #nbc4ny pic.twitter.com/T8rtq0i5JY
— Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) April 21, 2020