With less than 24 hours to go before New Yorkers head to the polls to pick their city’s mayor, one of the men vying for the job really wants you to see an extremely Islamophobic tweet of his.
Almost immediately after sharing the offending image, Dietl deleted the tweet without offering an explanation.
He then retweeted the ori
Linda Sarsour is anti-Israel & a proponent of Sharia Law-These “values” don’t reflect the people of my NYC- @BilldeBlasiosupports her!!
ginal image, with a slightly different message:
Clearly, Dietl seems to be taking—and then attempting to put back—a page from his longtime “frenemy” Donald Trump’s playbook, resorting to Islamophobic fear-mongering in a frenetic attempt to smear his opponent in as bigoted a light as possible.
Despite his overtly racist bombast, it’s highly unlikely Dietl will get anywhere near NYC’s Gracie Mansion as anything other than an invited guest. de Blasio is cruising into election day with a massive 33 point lead over his nearest challenger—Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis.
Dietl, meanwhile, was forced to run as an independent candidate, after screwing up his filing papers and rendering himself unable to campaign with either major political party.