Add Wendell Pierce to the chorus of people in New Orleans lately who appear to be angry with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, for one reason or another.
In a tweet today responding to a CNN article following Landrieu’s interview with the Axe Files’s David Axelrod, the actor Pierce said, “Shameless political panderer that he is, Landrieu pivots away from New Orleans to court the Trump supporters of Louisiana. Political science”
According to the CNN article, Landrieu said the following that might have invoked Pierce’s anger:
"President Trump has only been in office for six months. It's in everybody's best interest for him to succeed and for him to do well," he said. "Starting a presidential race for anybody at this time under any circumstances is ill-advised."
"I think there are people who think driving differences helps them. Those generally are people that believe in 50% plus one, might is right view of the world," Landrieu said. "I think President Trump is one of those people."
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu got Axed.
The controversial New Orleans Mayor, who is completing his final year in office at City Hall was interviewed by David Axelrod and which interview has just been released.
Thankfully, qualifying is finally here and the voters in New Orleans will have a chance to elect a new Mayor. After seven years of the divisive and ineffective leadership of Mitch Landrieu New Orleans is in critical condition. For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, the population of New Orleans is declining and it is no surprise why this is happening. New Orleans is the Murder Capital of the nation and the out of control violence in the city is getting worse.
In the first half of 2017, shootings increased 55% as 365 people were either injured or killed by gunfire. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) remains 500 officers below the bare minimum needed to ensure public safety. Due to the manpower shortage, Louisiana State Police officers are helping patrol the French Quarter, the main tourist attraction in a city dependent on that industry.
Today's Louisiana Political Shorts:
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will once again try to give his 2017 State of the City Address this
Wednesday July 6 at the Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe in New Orleans. Doors open at 4:30.
For the next year, the citizens of New Orleans will be given the Bobby Jindal treatment. This is what happens when an elected leader takes a national political position and ignores the needs of the voters that elected him to office and instead focuses on his selfish political ambitions.
Despite plenty of online reports and social media posts, it has now been confirmed that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was not booed when he made recent visit to Clancy's and Mandina's restaurants. In a Times Picayune interview, Cindy Mandina said she has been getting questions from plenty of customers and has a standard answer for them, “No, this is not true. This didn't happen.” The owner of Clancy's Restaurant, Brad Hollingsworth, gave a similar response, telling the newspaper, “It's absolutely untrue.”
Donald Trump Paris Accord decision is reverberating worldwide but particularly in the states and cities that are Democratic Party-based.
For example, in Louisiana, New Orleans Mayor Landrieu has spoken out against Trump's decision. The Democratic Party nationally has expressed its anguish and anger and explains it’s response. The focus is upon cities and states to do what Trump and the federal government will not do.
Below is a press release from the Democratic Party that shares the opinions of the Democratic Party mayors:
As the Robert E. Lee monument was being removed last Friday, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a speech to a select group of supporters at Gallier Hall, ironically, a former slave auction house.
Lee Circle, with the General overlooking the city, is now history.
It is rather fitting that a distasteful party was planned to mark the end of a very disturbing period in New Orleans history. Today, masked city workers removed the statue of General Robert. E. Lee, the fourth monument labeled a “nuisance” by the New Orleans City Council. It is the most prominent monument on New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s hit list. This impressive and priceless monument has been in place for 133 years in the middle of a circle, also named after Lee.