Trump 2020 Supporters CRASH Green New Deal Rally

Protesters gather as Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a Green New Deal rally at Trump Tower in New York City

A Monday rally at Trump Tower was supposed to be a big political statement by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is considering a presidential run, to put President Trump on notice over the city's 'Green New Deal, ' but it backfired on the mayor when Trump supporters heckled him at the press conference. Buildings are responsible for almost 70 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in the city. "This is the city that has suffered because of global warming and we are still vulnerable", said de Blasio, referencing the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

A number of protesters rode up and down the escalator behind de Blasio carrying cardboard signs with slogans like "Worst Mayor Ever", "Failed Mayor", and "Trump 2020".

Each of those buildings would have to cut emissions by 40 percent, relative to 2005 levels, by 2030 to avoid major fines.

Buildings are responsible for almost 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the city, the mayor's office said in a statement.

Some Trump supporters joined the protesters who booed and yelled, "You suck!" as the mayor tried to talk over the noise.

But the main facet of the deal is the plan clamp down on emissions from the city's famed skyscrapers with a goal of reducing overall emissions by 40 percent by 2030.

The New York City Green New Deal was passed by the City Council last month and will become city law this Friday.

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Buildings that fail to meet the marks will be punished by major fines.

What did de Blasio say?

According to a report from Politico, protesters also raised questions about the fact that Trump was the only landlord de Blasio could name who was not compliant with his proposed NYC Green New Deal, and about his continued use of motorcades for travel.

"Well, everybody, the Green New Deal - the New York City Green New Deal is here to stay", de Blasio told the crowd, while behind him a small group of Trump supporters could be seen riding the escalators.

De Blasio said Trump's firm would be hit with seven-figure penalties if it doesn't retrofit eight of its buildings in New York City by 2030. "Cut your emissions or pay the price".

"We will do what's necessary to combat the climate crisis". In New York City, we're perfectly tough. The law, which takes effect May 17, compels owners of residential and commercial buildings larger than 25,000 square feet (2,300 square meters), to install new boilers, air conditioners, windows and insulation in order to meet sharp carbon-emission reductions.

The Trump Organization did not respond to a request for comment.

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