New York City Mayor Eric Adams claimed at an event that people are “hating” on him because he has a diverse administration.

“Have you ever seen this much chocolate leading the city of New York?” Adams questioned.

“Go down the line. Look who’s here. This is representative of the city. That’s why people are hating on me,” he continued.

Adams proceeded to compare himself to Jesus.

“How many of you go to church?” he asked the audience.

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“This is a Matthew 21 and 12 moment,” he said, referencing the passage where Jesus flips the tables of money changers in the temple.

“Jesus walked in the temple, he saw them doing wrong in the temple. He did what?” Adams asked.

“I went to city hall to turn the table over,” he added.

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Adams isn’t reviled because of hiring a diverse administration.

On the contrary, it’s because his poor leadership, incompetence, and policies are destroying the City of New York.

The Democrat mayor was criticized for his remarks at the Brooklyn town hall:

The New York Post reports:

Adams, who has led the city since 2022, compared his time in office to that of Dinkins — who was the first black person elected mayor of New York City in 1990.

He said the election of Dinkins’ successor, Rudy Giuliani, was “a set-up for a setback.”

“It took us 30 years after what they did to David Dinkins, and who did we get after David Dinkins? Giuliani,” Adams said.

He said Dinkins’ critics “wore him down so much that black folks didn’t come out to vote.”

“They said, ‘You know what, we’re not coming out.’ They just beat him and wore him down over and over and over again,” Adams said.

“David Dinkins was the one who passed the legislation for safe city, safe streets that allowed us to get the resources we needed to bring down crime in our city. And who benefited from it? Giuliani. Giuliani.”

Adams has prioritized migrants over native New Yorkers countless times since becoming mayor.

For example, a pilot program that will allocate $53 million in pre-paid cards for migrants.

Per Fox News:

New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday defended a reported $53 million pilot program to hand out pre-paid credit cards to migrant families housed in hotels despite public outcry.

Appearing before a state legislative budget hearing in Albany on Tuesday, the Democrat mayor said he sought to dismiss “misinformation” about the program.

“We’re not giving people American Express cards,” Adams said. “We found that the food delivery service that we set up during the emergency – we could find a better way to do it in our belief that we want to cut 20% of the migrant costs. So we have a pilot project with 500 people that we are giving them food cards, so instead of a debit card, instead of having to deliver food, and have people eat food – we were seeing wasting food – they’re now able to get their own food, that is going to be spent $12 a day.”

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“So we are going to save money on delivery, we’re going to save money on people wasting food, and this is a pilot project we’re going to use that is going to save us $6.7 million a year,” Adams said. “And if the pilot turns out to be successful, then we’re going to expand it not only with the migrants and asylum seekers, we’d look to do that expansion throughout the entire system – trying to find smarter, more cost-effective ways to deal with this crisis that was dropped in our lap.”

Under the pilot program, migrants will be getting 40% more than the state gives to low-income and elderly New Yorkers under SNAP benefits.

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