The NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) tweeted to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio that the cops are “declaring war” on him after a man tried to assassinate two cops.

Robert Williams faces charges of attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and resisting arrest. Williams allegedly injured 41 Precinct Lt. Jose Gautreaux on Saturday night as he sat with another officer in a marked patrol van.

Williams opened fire on the 41st Precinct on Sunday morning. He injured Officer Paul Stroffolino. Williams only surrendered when he ran out of bullets.

De Blasio tweeted out praise for the police and scorn for the gunmen. But if you know the history between them it sounds like he said it just because he had to say something. (I listed the topics we previously covered with de Blasio and the NYPD)

Obviously the union did not fall for it.

De Blasio’s office described SBA President Ed Mullins’ comments as “absolutely reprehensible.”

Spokesperson Freddi Goldstein said Mullins “has forgotten his oath to protect and serve” and instead “threatens violence” while de Blasio “remains focused on the safety of our officers and communities.”

Mullins did not hold back in his individual comments:

NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan also took a swipe at Mullins, telling Pix 11 in an interview that “none of the other unions follow his lead.

“The men and women that are out on the street right now, they care about keeping people safe. They care about keeping themselves safe,” Monahan added. “And that’s what this is about. This isn’t politics. This isn’t grandstanding.”

President Donald Trump reacted to the shootings with a tweet that criticized New York leadership overall. The SBA agreed with Trump, which likely irritated de Blasio.

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