Protesters took to the Iowa State Fair during the weekend to pass out thousands of dollar “Bills” to shame Democrat presidential hopeful and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for blowing taxpayer cash on his presidential run, according to the New York Post.
The faux currency read, “In Bill we trusted, in Iowa he fails New Yorkers.” It also used de Blasio’s face in place of George Washington’s and mocked the mayor for garnering “0% in the presidential polls.”
“I said to myself this guy’s wasting millions of dollars in taxpayer money to run for president when … nobody supports him, and I’m thinking to myself what a waste,” Mike Fischer, a New York organizer of the effort, told the Post. “So we may as well print up dollar bills and hand it around and maybe he’ll get it.”
Fischer also noted that he gathered volunteers to pass out the faux banknotes, which were provided by a group of New Yorkers who refer to themselves as the W. 58th Street Coalition, prior to de Blasio’s arrival at the fair on Sunday.
Fischer also mentioned de Blasio’s absence during a large portion of Manhattan’s major power outage.
“He’s not there for the power outage, he’s not there for the homeless people, he’s not there to help make sure that people aren’t put into unsafe buildings and now it’s time we get his attention,” Fischer stated.
Several New Yorkers have been quick to protest de Blasio’s candidacy for president ever since his announcement. Last month, members of the New York City Police Benevolent Association traveled to Detroit, Michigan, to oppose de Blasio outside of the Democrat presidential primary debate venue.