Homeless Man Kicked Out of de Blasio Press Conference on Homelessness

While New York City mayor Bill de Blasio was giving a speech on his plan to address homelessness Tuesday, a homeless man in the audience was taken away by police.

The New York Observer‘s Jillian Jorgensen was on hand to capture the moment.

“I wanted to see the mayor talk about homelessness, because I’m homeless,” the man, named Jerry Foust said in an interview afterwards. “And I wanted to f—in’ help homeless people. If I had the money, honey, no one would be homeless in this country.”

Foust told Jorgenson he was escorted away for having alcohol. “I took a nip. You know, the mayor’s coming. Let me see this entertainment… The same as it ever was. Bill de blah blah blah.”

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