Watch: Queens Woman Challenges Bill de Blasio for Protesting in Germany After Cop’s Murder

A Queens resident demanded answers from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on why he skipped a police ceremony in the wake of New York City Police officer Miosotis Familia’s death to protest the G20 Summit in Germany that President Donald Trump and other world leaders attended this month.

Vickie Paladino, 63, confronted de Blasio Thursday about his protest as he made an appearance with NYC Parks Queens Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski to highlight the city’s Tree and Parks program and its plan to repair sidewalks damaged by tree roots.

“Why did you protest against our country in Germany?” Paladino asked.

“I want to know why you let your police officers down and our country down by going to Germany and protesting against our country,” Paladino continued as the mayor walked away. “I want to know about that. I don’t care about the trees. We’ll work it out. Find $18 million to put in your cops’ pockets. And pay your police officers. And stop spending our money to go protest against our country.”

De Blasio ignored Paladino and eventually got in the vehicle to leave.

Paladino then told reporters, “My message to the mayor is simply this: I was driving by, I saw the mayor, 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 this city. Everybody’s had it with de Blasio, I don’t think he has a friend in the city.”

“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 gonna do for your police officers. Because you left them high and dry on more than one occasion,” she added.

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