De Blasio to President-elect Trump: Many New Yorkers are scared of you
NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Mayor Bill de Blasio and President-elect Donald Trump met Wednesday for the first time since the presidential election. The meeting at Trump Tower on 5th Ave. lasted more than an hour. At about 12:30 p.m., de Blasio emerged and addressed the media.
De Blasio says he, "let him know that so many New Yorkers are fearful" of what his administration could bring.
Among the topics discussed: the regulation of Wall Street, Muslims in the city, stop-and-frisk policing tactics, and the deportation of illegal residents.
"The purpose of the meeting was for me to assert to him the concerns and the needs of all New Yorkers," said de Blasio.
The mayor, a liberal Democrat, and Trump have previously clashed. De Blasio said that Trump "loves this city" and added that he urged the Republican president-elect to send a "sign of unity" to his hometown, which overwhelmingly voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Trump did not address the media outside the heavily secured Trump Tower.
"I will not characterize what he said," added de Blasio.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.