Bill de Blasio Displays Banner with Trump Slogan at Speaking Engagement


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stood in front of a “Promises Made, Promises Kept” sign at a school groundbreaking on Monday, which is a slogan that President Donald Trump has frequently employed.

Breitbart News reported that a blue sign emblazoned with large white letters read, “Promises Made, Promises Kept” for the groundbreaking of a new 1000-seat school in East New York.

Trump has used the slogan in multiple videos and displayed it prominently at campaign style rallies.

According to Breitbart, “Trump held an Indiana campaign rally in May this year, standing squarely between two blue signs reading ‘Promises Made’ and ‘Promises Kept.’ Signs with the same message appeared in March at a rally in Pennsylvania. Trump displayed double the signs at a Montana rally in July, one set flanking his podium and a giant set flanking a massive American flag behind the stage.”

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In a Tuesday morning tweet, Trump accused de Blasio of stealing his slogan and having “no imagination.”

“Bill DeBlasio, the high taxing Mayor of NYC, just stole my campaign slogan: PROMISES MADE PROMISES KEPT! That’s not at all nice. No imagination!” the president wrote.

De Blasio replied to Trump’s tweet: “The difference is that I’m not lying when I say it.”

De Blasio spokesman Eric Phillips dismissed the comparison, telling the Daily News, “This is stupid,” adding, “This is not novel rhetoric.”

While the mayor may contend Trump has not kept his campaign promises, others in the media have argued otherwise.

Christopher Buskirk wrote a piece for USA Today in January titled, “While Trump’s critics keep talking, our president is fulfilling his promises.”

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Buskirk cited the record number appointments of constitutionalist judges federal bench, tax cuts, rising wages, a booming stock market, the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, the destruction the ISIS caliphate, among Trump’s accomplishments during his first year in office.

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Politifact noted that Trump fulfilled his campaign pledges to suspend immigration from terror-prone places, keep Guantanamo Bay Detention Center open, raise tariffs on countries that engage in unfair trade practices, and move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

NPR also laid out a list of promises kept by Trump including most of those above as well as the 45th president’s unprecedented cutting in federal regulations, the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, and the withdraws from the Paris Climate Accord and the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

The new outlet also pointed promises that he has not been able to fulfill to date such as not fully repealing Obamacare and not obtaining the bulk of the funding required to build a wall on the border between Mexico and the U.S.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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