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WATCH: Mayor de Blasio Defends Visiting A Public Gym Before NYC Announced Coronavirus Prevention Measures

He can break the rules simply because he’s in charge and he thinks that he’s better than you.

It’s really no different than any other communist dictator, right?

On Monday morning, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was spotted heading to the YMCA in Brooklyn to work out. At 8 pm on Monday evening, all fitness facilities, restaurants, and bars in the state were to be closed in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

New Yorkers that spotted the mayor took it precisely the way that you’d imagine New Yorkers to take it.

His spokesperson, Melissa Russo, issued a statement that said, “The YMCA has been a huge part of his and his family’s life, like it has been for a lot of New Yorkers. It’s clear that’s about to change and before that, the mayor wanted to visit a place that keeps him grounded one last time. That doesn’t change the fact that he is working around the clock to ensure the safety of New Yorkers. After today, gyms will close and he will no longer be visiting the YMCA for the foreseeable future.”

The Mayor was called out on Twitter by his former aide, Rebecca Katz.

Jonathan Rosen, another close, longtime advisor to de Blasio, also condemned the mayor’s trip to the gym.

But the highly disliked mayor of New York fired back at the criticism by his former advisors.

“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.”

Source: New York Post

He also said that he “got no exercise whatsoever over the weekend” and that he needs to exercise “to be able to stay healthy and make decisions.”

See that? It’s imperative that he keeps himself healthy because he is a Very Important Person — certainly way more important than you are. He can afford to bend the rules of “social distancing” and go and work out at a public gym just hours before it closes because he’s just so very special. Criticizing him for it is clearly just being petty.

Clearly the Mayor needs to work out more as his decision-making ability seems impaired. The optics of this are just awful.

As usual, de Blasio just doesn’t get it.

Might I humbly suggest that Mayor de Blasio consider getting himself a Peleton as well as some good advisors?

K. Walker

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker