Welcome to our new favorite video of the week, and possibly the entire year!
This is Vickie Paladino. Let’s call her Aunt Vick. She’s 63 and PISSED at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for skipping town after one of New York’s finest was assassinated in her patrol car and heading to Germany to protest America.
Paladino saw de Blasio who was in Queens to talk about a $16 million sidewalk improvement and beautification project and decided to get out of the car and give him a piece of her mind. Thankfully, the beautiful moment was captured on video. Here’s what she said to de Blasio as he ignored her, shook others’ hands, and walked away:
“I’d like to know why you were in Germany when one of your police officers were assassinated. Why did you protest against our country in Germany? That’s the real question… I want to know why you let your police officers down and our country down by going to Germany and protesting against our country. I want to know why you’re doing that, okay? I don't care about the trees. We'll work it out. Find $18 million to put in your cops pockets, okay? Pay your police officers! And stop spending it on money to go protest against our country!”
She was ushered over to news cameras where the blistering continued:
“This was not planned. I happened to see him when I was driving by and said, ‘I’m getting out of the car.’ … I said to my husband, ‘Pull the car over’ because I’ve had it with de Blasio, I've had it with the way he's running the city. Everybody’s had it with de Blasio. I don’t think he has a friend in the city. But as far as I go, and our ‘Queens constituents’ go — which are basically Republican, but that doesn’t matter. This has got nothing to do with party lines. This has got all about to do with a liberal, socialist mayor who is running our city and has no regard for our country.
“So, my simple question to the mayor was this: Why are you here talking about $18 million to correct sidewalks and to prune trees — which I’ve watched them prune trees and they do that totally wrong, also being in the landscaping business for 35 years… Our tax dollars paid for this mayor to go to Germany to protest against our country, okay? That $18 million that he wants to spend on trimming trees, let him put it in our police officers' pockets. Let him take care of the police officer that was assassinated – that he chose that particular day, without telling a soul, that he was leaving to go to Germany. He ran away.
“It's time he starts to pay attention. Why? This is a big show; this means nothing. He could have sent anybody here to tell us about our trees. Again, I've lived here for 63 years. De Blasio, be a mayor! Don't talk to me about trees, talk to me about protection of our city, of our citizens, and what you're going to do for your police officers because you left them high and dry on more than one occasion. Can't wait for election day. Buddy, you are out.”
Thank you for speaking for all of us, even us non-New Yorkers, Mrs. Paladino!