“I respect them both; they can say what they want, but I think this is just a perverse reaction, honestly,” the mayor said.

“I have been making extremely serious difficult decisions nonstop and then talking to the people in a very forthright manor about them,” Hizzoner touted.

“There’s something wrong in the world where this kind of very small matter gets blown up like that by people, you know, who live in a world of public relations.

“I don’t live in that world. I live in the regular world.”