Mayor Bill de Blasio bashed the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday for charging his security detail for tickets to a game against the Boston Red Sox during his failed presidential run — and even demanded a refund.
“Who on earth charges the police? I don’t know what the hell the Angels were thinking,” de Blasio railed at an unrelated press conference in Brooklyn on Thursday.
The Post exclusively revealed earlier this week that New York City taxpayers picked up the $500 tab for seven members of de Blasio’s detail to tag along to the Aug. 30 game amid his failed presidential bid last year.
Instead of saying his political campaign should have paid for the tickets, Hizzoner put the onus on the Angels.
“They should actually refund that money to the NYPD, that’s ridiculous,” de Blasio said.
“The fact is I think at any sporting event that the home team should allow law enforcement in without any charge, I don’t understand why the Angels did that, honestly,” he said.
The mayor defended the use of $360,000 in taxpayer funds for cops to protect him on his failed presidential run, claiming, “The NYPD makes those decisions.”
Reps for the Angels did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
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