Bronx City Councilman James Vacca sent out a statement this week blasting Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-reality TV star-turned-presidential hopeful, for comments he made recently that knocked the Big Apple.
Trump, a native New Yorker, went on CNN this week and referred to LaGaurdia Airport in Queens as a “Third World airport.”
“Donald Trump's comments were at best a cheap shot at New York City and at worst an insensitive knock on the diversity that makes our city great,” Vacca said in statement sent out Sunday. “Donald Trump has lived in New York his whole life. He has done very well in New York. If he thinks he's going to ride to the White House by picking on New York, he has another thing coming.”
Trump also called the United States a “laughingstock” to the rest of the world for its lack of investment in infrastructure, erroneously saying no one can remember the last time the U.S. built a bridge.
“Mr. Trump is free to come to my borough and look at the new Willis Avenue Bridge, completed just last year,” Vacca countered. “His statement is really amazing as it shows a complete lack of knowledge about what is going on in his own city.”