NYC mayor: Remark against Jewish community over funeral made out of ‘tough love’

De Blasio elaborates on his comments against the Jewish community over the mass funeral that was held yesterday.

“If you saw anger and frustration, you’re right. I spoke out of real distress that people’s lives were in danger,” he says.

“I regret if the way I said it in any way gave people a feeling of being treated the wrong way. It was not my intention.”

“It was said with love, but it was tough love and anger and frustration.”

“What I saw, it has not happened in other places, let’s be honest. This kind of gathering has happened in only a few places and it cannot continue,” he adds.

“So to those… who has said, ‘Oh look, this is like people gathering in the park.’ No it was not. It was thousands of people. Can we just have an honest conversation here?”

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