Trump, de Blasio Continue War of Words

NEW YORK -

Donald Trump and Mayor Bill de Blasio continued their war of words Monday, with the Republican presidential frontrunner calling his home city a “disgrace” and the mayor calling him a “demagogue.”

De Blasio on Monday criticized Trump’s remarks last week to a Jewish group for saying Jews would not support him because of his insistence that he would not take money from them. The Anti-Defamation League has said that after reviewing the speech, they did not believe Trump intended “to evoke anti-Semitic stereotypes.”

“He has made similar comments about spending his own money on the campaign, and not asking for money from donors, to many other groups,” the ADL said.

De Blasio, a progressive Democrat, said that the candidate has put out “age-old horrible stereotypes of Jewish people” and he should be condemned.

He also, during an interview on CNN, ripped Trump’s plan to list the nation’s Muslims in a database as “doing the bidding of our enemies.”

Trump hit back on Twitter a short time later.

“N.Y.C. has the worst Mayor in the United States. I hate watching what is happening with the dirty streets, the homeless and crime! Disgrace.”