NEW YORK, NY – Eric Adams, New York City’s new mayor, has already begun to disappoint voters as he maintains the radical policies of former Mayor de Blasio. While giving a speech on black businesses and entrepreneurship, he shared how he would deal with white people while working at the police department by using what many would consider racist terminology. On Gab, the video was taken down within 20 minutes because it was considered hate speech.
“Every day in the police department, I kicked those crackers’ ass,” Adams said.
Hey NYC, meet your Mayor. pic.twitter.com/GWilRqV83U
— Joel Fischer (@realJoelFischer) February 4, 2022
Throughout his campaign, Adams had portrayed himself as a leader that blue-collar workers could stand behind, but it appears that was just a disguise. Now that he won, it appears as though who he portrayed is a far cry from who he actually is.
Back in early January, shortly after taking office, Adams put down cooks, messengers, and Dunkin Donuts employees during a speaking engagement.
“Low-skill workers like cooks, messengers, and Dunkin’ Donuts employees don’t have the academic skills to sit in a corner office,” Adams said in January. “They need this. We are in this together, and we should be saying to ourselves, ‘If I remotely do my job, then that stock clerk is not going to be able to have the business he deserves.’ That’s what I need us to understand.”
Eric Adams just said “Low skill workers like cooks, messengers and Dunkin’ Donuts employees don’t have the academic skills to sit in a corner office” pic.twitter.com/KaoY9MNZ8J
— Achmat X (@AchmatX) January 4, 2022
Adams did eventually apologize for his comments on a Twitter post.
I was a cook. I was a dishwasher. If nobody came to my restaurant when I was in college, I wouldn’t have been able to survive. When you talk about closing down our city, you're talking about putting low-wage workers out of a job. I’m not letting that happen.
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) January 5, 2022
Despite the apology, not everyone would let the newly elected mayor off that easily.
Eric Adams snap turtle ass really fixed his mouth to look down on the people who make this world rotate. It’s gonna be a long 4 years.
— Scottie. (@ScottieBeam) January 5, 2022