Mayor de Blasio urged all Americans to continue protesting President-elect Trump on Monday.
“We have to recognize that all over this country, the more disruption that’s caused peacefully … the more it will change the trajectory of things,” said de Blasio in an interview.
De Blasio said that resistance is entirely necessary, claiming that Trump is likely to lose the popular vote and therefore will ‘not have a mandate to rule.’
“We need to hold Trump accountable for anything he does that encourages hate and division … The more extreme he is, the more people fight back, the more it takes away his power.”
Speaking about Stephen Bannon, de Blasio said, “An organization that’s been closely linked to white supremacists is going to have a representative in the White House.”
De Blasio also said that Trump’s comments regarding increasing stop and frisk will not happen.
“That’s not going to happen on my watch,” the mayor said.