De Blasio Booed at Christmas Tree Lighting

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was booed Wednesday night at the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, as he flipped the switch on live TV.

The leftist mayor was outside as part of the annual event was televised on NBC. But when announced by the hosts moments before the tree lit up, de Blasio was booed by the crowd in attendance. He smiled and waved, but the boos were clearly audible on the TV mics.

De Blasio has been booed in a number of public appearances recently, including at a Columbus Day parade last year over his ordering of a task force to consider the removal of monuments of historical figures, including Christopher Columbus.