New York City mayor says would take Trump to court on federal troops

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio speaks to people as he gives away face masks for using on public spaces to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Queens borough of New York City, U.S., May 16, 2020 REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

(Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday he would immediately take President Donald Trump to court if he followed through on his plan to send federal law enforcement to U.S. cities including New York.

De Blasio, a Democrat, told a press briefing that Trump, a Republican, often “bluffs and blusters” and therefore it did not make sense to put too much stock in his statements.

reporting by Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama