New York Mayor Eric Adams Attacks Kansas For Not Having NYC’s ‘Brand’

Democrat New York Mayor Eric Adams has attacked flyover states like Kansas for not having a “brand,” in contrast to NYC.

Speaking on Tuesday, Adams, who was elected as New York City Mayor in November last year, proudly extolled the virtues of the city, declaring that it has a “brand,” unlike many other states in the union.

“We have a brand. New York has a brand. And when people see it, it means something,” Adams said. “You know when we go there… Kansas doesn’t have a brand. When you go there, okay, you’re from Kansas! Well you know what! But New York has a brand. It has a brand.”

Adams faced backlash on his comments after they were posted to Twitter by the official RNC Research account, with users highlighting that the New York brand right now amounts to high crime levels, being expensive, and having a large homeless population. “The Elites seem to only think our country has an East and West coast,” one user tweeted.

The comments regarding NYC’s brand come as the city works to construct the first tent city for migrants in Pelham Bay Park in The Bronx, with workers creating five large heated tents designed to host 1,000 adults for as many as four days at a time while they are screened before being put into the city’s shelter system.

Locals complained, with Rob Soto, 35, questioning why they were sent to a low-income area, and not somewhere like the Hamptons, and Nelson Cortes, 76, telling the New York Post that he was concerned about the impact they would have on unemployment and crime.

Adams himself said that the influx of illegal immigrants to the sanctuary city is putting a “real burdern on New Yorkers” who are “trying to do the right thing.”

As Valiant News reported in July, a top aide to Adams was mugged at gunpoint, despite telling two black male suspects, “you don’t want to do this. I work for the mayor.” The mayor’s office responded to the mugging by calling for more gun restrictions, despite the fact that NYC already has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country.

A poll published in March by Morning Consult of 9,386 adults working in New York City revealed that 84% of them said that safety had gotten worse over the last two years, with 40% of Manhattan residents and 48% of residents of the other four boroughs expressing a desire to get out of the city.

This news and commentary by Jack Hadfield originally appeared on Valiant News.


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