New York Mayor Bill de Blasio accused United States President Donald Trump during a news briefing of ignoring the city’s need for federal aid on Sunday.
“Why Trump, who grew up in New York City, wasn’t more vocal as Senate Republicans have pushed for additional loans to businesses but denied Democrats’ funding request to shore up the city and state budgets,” Mayor questioned Trump.
“You’re usually so talkative. You usually have an opinion on everything. How on earth do you not have an opinion on aid to American cities and states?,” Blasio stepped up his campaign for increased federal funding for US cities during the coronavirus crisis.
Mayor said the New York City was likely to lose at least $7.4bn in tax revenue over the current and next fiscal year.
Nearly 14,000 New Yorkers have died since the state’s first coronavirus case was reported on 1 March.
The count doesn’t include more than 4,000 New York City deaths that were attributed to the virus on death certificates but weren’t confirmed by a lab test.