THE PAINTING of "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower in New York has been postponed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, one day after President Trump criticized the plan.
According to a City Hall spokeswoman, the painting was postponed due to a scheduling change and the new date will be released "in the coming days."
The painting was originally scheduled for Thursday morning after the plan was finalized last week.
Jerome Barth, president of the Fifth Avenue Association, told the New York Post that they do not have any additional details after recieving the notice late Wednesday night.
President Trump blasted the painting on Twitter Wednesday.
"And yet the @NYCMayor is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue," he said in the tweet.
"This will further antagonize New York’s Finest, who LOVE New York & vividly remember the horrible BLM chant, 'Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon.'
"Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street. Spend this money fighting crime instead!"
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