March 4, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer told crowds at the Sunnyside Woodside St Pats For All parade Sunday that Donald Trump is not welcome in Queens.
Schumer, wearing an Irish tricolored sash, walked the streets of Sunnyside and Woodside at the parade “For All” with his supporters and yelled through a bull horn:
“Let’s hear it for diversity for Queens. We include everybody, except there’s one person we don’t include… Donald Trump. We want him out of here,” he said.
“In Queens we believe in inclusiveness and diversity, Donald Trump doesn’t, he can leave Queens any day of the week.”
President Trump grew up in Queens and his childhood home is only about 9 miles east of Sunnyside, in the neighborhood of Jamaica Estates.
“Let’s hear it for the LGBT community who we’re proud of, including my daughter and her wife,” he was also heard bull horning.
An estimated 120 groups consisting of about 2,000 people took part in the event which continues to grow in size and stature attracting an influx of high-profile politicians such as Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Carolyn Maloney.
When asked if he would support Bernie Sanders as nominee Schumer responded: “Yes, I’ll support whoever wins, we gotta beat Trump.”
“We just gotta beat him and I don’t know who’s the strongest but whoever wins the primary I’ll support.”
Earlier Schumer told festive goers in his pre-parade speech:
“What we stand for in Queens, what we stand for in New York, what we stand for in America is diversity and inclusiveness.”
“And we stand here together today to tell all those son of a guns in Washington, when you pick on any of us, you pick on all of us.”
“Donald Trump take that, we are going to beat you in every way.”