Mayor Bill de Blasio was mocked on Twitter after he said New York City’s future is “bright” while sporting a matching, colorful outfit and shades to soak up the sun at a Brooklyn pool Saturday despite a surge in shootings.
“The future of New York City is so bright I gotta wear shades!” tweeted the mayor’s account with a picture of him in blue shades, a Panama hat and a peach-colored Hawaiian button-down shirt with blue splotches, which matched with his Russell Athletic shorts.
The mayor visited Bushwick Pool on Humboldt Street Saturday afternoon to celebrate the reopening of it, alongside Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver. There, the mayor played cornhole and chatted with local residents, photos show.
The tweet came after a staffer showed social media user’s the mayor’s outfit, which received a warm reception.
“This is a really good look for him,” wrote journalist Laura Nahmias.
But some tweeters mocked de Blasio for his post as well as his sunny outlook and outfit.
“Well except for the skyrocketing murders and assaults, but hey, sure, enjoy!” snarked one Twitter user.
“That’s because you’re leaving,” tweeted photographer Anthony Quintano.
“Always gives me a good laugh when I remember this guy thought he could be President,” wrote Abigail Marone, press secretary for Sen. Josh Hawley in a tweet, responding the Neidhardt.
“Yes bright as crime smfh I can’t believe I voted for this man,” wrote one Twitter user, responding to de Blasio’s tweet.
Conservative Dan Gainor wrote, “You’re an utter moron.”
De Blasio — who is term-limited and will be out of office at the end of the year — has been in an upbeat, playful mood of late. The mayor during recent press conferences used pizza toppings to explain ranked-choice voting, ate a cheeseburger and trolled Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young.
On Friday, the mayor played kickball at an Alphabet City school with students and teachers on the last day of classes for the semester.