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Bill de Blasio: NYC Will Tackle 'Heyday of Hatred'

(Spectrum News NY1/Twitter)‏

By    |   Monday, 01 January 2018 04:34 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio referenced what he called a "heyday of hatred" during his inauguration speech Monday.

Spectrum News posted a clip of de Blasio's remarks on Twitter, in which he seemed to target Republicans and supporters of President Donald Trump.

"In this heyday of hatred, this new dawn of divisiveness, we in our city refuse to be dragged down to a place we know is beneath us," he said. "We know that the gaudy celebration of discrimination based on faith or color or nationality is simply un-American. It is a violation of who we are. We know the overt and gleeful prejudice that is suddenly in vogue spits in the face of all that has made our city great."

A Democrat, de Blasio was first elected to the office of mayor in 2013. He was elected to a second term in November. David Dinkins, who served from 1990-1993, was the previous Democratic mayor of New York City.

"We will not be passive in the face of regression. We will not ignore or deny the threat. We will confront it head on," de Blasio said Monday. "To do anything less would be an affront to our very identity as New Yorkers."

De Blasio recently compared himself to Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Mahatma Gandhi during an interview.

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