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Trump accuses New York mayor of stealing campaign slogan: ‘No imagination!’

U.S. President Donald Trump hosts an event honoring those working for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs Border Protection at the White House in Washington, U.S., Aug. 20, 2018.  .
U.S. President Donald Trump hosts an event honoring those working for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs Border Protection at the White House in Washington, U.S., Aug. 20, 2018. . Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump is accusing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio of ripping off his rhetoric.

Trump tweeted Tuesday that de Blasio “just stole my campaign slogan: PROMISES MADE PROMISES KEPT! That’s not at all nice. No imagination!”

The mayor responded by Twitter: “The difference is that I’m not lying when I say it.”

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De Blasio appeared at an event Monday standing next to a sign that read “Promises Made, Promises Kept.”

Trump has featured similar signs at his rallies.

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The Democratic mayor of the president’s hometown, de Blasio has been a critic of Trump.

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The campaign mantra has been used in the past by politicians stressing their accomplishments. Former Michigan Gov. John Engler, a Republican, used the slogan when he won re-election in 1994.