The escape from New York is happening and it’s not slowing down any time soon. New Yorkers are rapidly fleeing the state following Governor Cuomo’s failure to handle the pandemic, Mayor DeBlasio’s refusal to address riots, and the violence that’s ensuing in the streets as a result.
Who would want to live in a state where the leadership overtly cares more about political gain than the people who live there?
New York City-based news outlet Gothamist reported on Monday that 49 people were shot over 72 hours between Thursday and Saturday. This is a drastic increase from this time last year, where a total of 8 people were shot, according to preliminary NYPD statistics. This means the number of shootings in NYC has multiplied by 5x since this time last year.
Even worse, the Gothamist tragically reports the total number of victims and incidents in NYC as of August 2019 – August 2020 have nearly doubled from that of August 2018-2019, surpassing 1,000 victims of nearly 900 shootings.
Doubled in a year’s time? New York City is a complete mess.
NYC Mayor DeBlasio is incapable of leadership as he continues to allow anarchy to run the streets, oppress law-abiding citizens, and disrespect this country.
Just before the weekend, DeBlasio was set to allow the 9/11 Museum’s Twin Towers memorial to be canceled, citing “health concerns” in setting up the display amid coronavirus concerns. The mayor was staunchly criticized by everyone for not doing enough to ensure the memorial lives on, although he had no problem when people gathered to paint a “Black Lives Matter” mural on the street outside Trump Tower (an act in which he participated himself).
Pointing out the irony, Donald Trump Jr. commented, “Looting, rioting, and mass protests are just fine in NYC, but honoring the dead of the September 11th terror attacks is forbidden.”
Governor Cuomo later announced the Tribute in Lights will happen to ensure we Never Forget all the lives that were lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
NYS will provide health personnel & supervision so that @Sept11Memorial can mount the Tribute in Light safely.
I am glad that we can continue this powerful tribute to those we lost on 9/11 and to the heroism of all New Yorkers.
We will #NeverForget.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 15, 2020
Perhaps DeBlasio wanted to cancel the tribute because it would remind America of all the brave, selfless policemen, firefighters, and other first responders who fearlessly went in to rescue people from the collapsing towers. It would be a reminder of the unity Americans experienced after being attacked on our own soil by Islamic extremists. Basically, the memorial would represent everything the Left hates.
Is it any wonder why New Yorkers are ditching the state?
Plus, according to the Daily Mail, there are more than 13,000 empty apartments in Manhattan alone, which is the highest number in 14 years. Even the total number of signed leases has dropped by a whopping 23%. These numbers don’t even include homeowners, restaurants, or businesses that have fled or closed down amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Aside from the state’s horrific handling of COVID-19 patients, there’s also the fact that it’s ranked as having the worst economic outlook in the country. This is only bound to get worse if New York Democrats are re-elected in November.
However, President Trump vows to restore the Empire State to its former greatness. The President tweeted, “Vote for TRUMP on November 3rd. I am going to bring our beloved New York back!”
Vote for TRUMP on November 3rd. I am going to bring our beloved New York back! https://t.co/Xi7yQ45jvy
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2020
New York – and any Democrat-run state – desperately needs to be rescued from the Left’s grip. They are running our country into the ground right before our eyes. If we want a flourishing economy and safe place to live, it is urgent that we fight back against the radical policies and candidates the Democrats are pushing. Hopefully, Trump will make good on his promise when re-elected and bring our country back to its greatness.