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De Blasio walks away from 46 Mott bakery manager Patrick Mock as he asks him to help Chinatown

In a clip from New York Post’s Elizabeth Meryl Rosner that has now gone viral, NYC Mayor de Blasio is seen walking away from an emotional businessman Patrick Mock, asking the mayor for help for struggling Chinatown businesses.

In an interview with the Gothamist Mock stated he thought that de Blasio was there mainly for show.

He was there to do a photo op, they’re trying to promote outdoor dining in Chinatown. But photos are cheap right now. We need help in our community […] Me explaining it to him and him walking away, it just shows, like — maybe he knows there’s a problem, but there’s nothing he wants to do or say to give us a confidence boost. Which sucks

Criticism of de Blasio has been swift on the thread.

Jan feb and March loss of business was because people were racist and didn’t want to eat in chinatown bc they thought they would get corona virus. We need to work on the media stop stealing false narratives about communities so we can uplift them.


JFC! What an abysmal failure. While it was an emotionally charged moment, it was also a soft ball for any experienced politician. This is a moment where a person makes an open ended request for “confidence”. It’s so easy to offer something, anything. He just turned his back.


New York State Assembly member Yu-Line Niou made sure to highlight the work that Mock and 46 Mott have done in the community. This has included giving out 200 meals a day for two months, and then shifting to feeding the homeless population in the community.

De Blasio’s Twitter account since the August 11th Chinatown visit has not mentioned anything about the interaction with Mott.

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