Mayor Bloomberg may hate sugary sodas — but he apparently doesn’t mind some salty language.
When Queens state Sen. Malcolm Smith asked the mayor to send the National Guard to patrol the Rockaways a day after Superstorm Sandy hit, Hizzoner said, “F--k you,’’ a source told The Post.
Smith confirmed that he called the mayor to request the Guard after looting broke out in the area, which is part of his district.
“We exchanged aggressive words about the use of the National Guard,” Smith said when asked about the spat.
“I saw the devastation. I saw the looting going on. People were all over the street. Things were out of control. Someone even tried to break into my car with me in it. The mayor felt the resources we had were fine,” Smith recalled.
“In the end, I was correct and the National Guard got involved.”
Bloomberg had initially said, “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”
Ah yes - putting his ideology above the need to help people in the Rockaways.
That's Bloomberg for you.
Now I'm a fan of profanity and saying exactly what you feel in the moment, so I have no problem with Bloomberg telling Smith "Fuck you!"
My issue is with his refusal to admit he said it.
A Bloomberg spokesperson denied this ever happened.
And frankly, it's quite emblematic of his own mayorality.
He doesn't care what other people want, he puts his own needs above everybody else's, he refuses to take responsibility for his actions and he only wants the NYPD to be armed.
They're his personal army, after all.