New York City Mayor Eric Adams is really showing his lack of character and integrity — not surprising he doesn’t possess these traits, since he’s a Democrat — as he refuses to apologize to an 84-year-old constituent that he likened to a slave owner. This individual survived Nazi-controlled Europe by the way, so you can imagine how offensive such a comparison would be.
” As TheBlaze reported, Adams exploded at Jeanie Dubnau during a community event on Wednesday. Dubnau — a longtime New York City resident, fair-housing advocate, and assistant professor at Rutgers University — accused Adams of having “raised the rents,” referring to the city’s Rent Guidelines Board voting to approve rent hikes of up to 6% for rent-stabilized housing,” said TheBlaze.
“Adams, however, sharply disagreed — and made it immensely personal. While demanding respect because he is mayor, Adams accused of Dubnau of being ‘disrespectful’ because she pointed her figure as she talked. Then came his shocking accusation,” the report continued.
“Don’t stand in front like you treated someone that’s on the plantation that you own,” he spat with pure malice at the woman. Hilariously, Adams is the one who requested that she stand up.
Adams conducted an interview with WINS-AM after the incident where he was asked if he “went too far” with the accusation that the 84-year-old woman was treating him like a slave that she owns. This would be a primary opportunity for the mayor to take a moment to reflect on his behavior and really examine if the whole situation could have been handled better. But he didn’t do that. Instead, like the jerk that he is, he doubled down on his statement.
” Well, some can say that, and her behavior was acting in a disrespectful way, and I’m just seeing this disrespect that we’re displaying, not only locally but nationally. Disrespect to police officers, disrespecting religious groups when they are in our city, disrespect to everyday people who deliver services — and it needs to stop. You know, I came from a family that — my mom made it clear — never allow someone to be disrespectful to you,” he replied during the interview.
He went on to add, “That woman disrupted a meeting where all the participants were acting respectfully and cordially, to get their issues heard — she disrupted that. And then she was degrading in how she communicated with me. I’m not going to allow civil servants to be disrespected, and I’m not going to be disrespected as the mayor of this city. I’m the representative of this city, and we need to start having a better dialogue on how we communicate with each other, both locally and nationally, on how we communicate.”
The New York Post reported that Dubnau was born in the city of Belgium in 1938 after her mother and father left Nazi-controlled Germany. During World War II, the woman’s family hid in Belgium and then in France before finally coming to the United States after the war ended. She was 8-years-old at the time and has lived in New York City ever since.
“Dubnau has served as a fair-housing advocate since 1960, according to the newspaper — the same year Adams was born. In response, Dubnau maintained her criticism of Adams, telling the Post that his response proves he wants ‘to avoid accountability for his policies,'” TheBlaze stated.
“He didn’t have an answer,” she reiterated. “That was just a deflection that’s all, because he doesn’t have any answers.”
“He’s a landlord himself. He said, ‘Oh, I don’t raise the rent on my own tenants.’ Who cares about his own personal tenants? He’s raising the rents on thousands and thousands of people in New York City,” she continued, referring to Adams as “a landlord stooge and the enemy of tenants in New York City.”
Dubnau also stated she does not expect an apology.
“Oh, he’s not going to apologize,” she said during her interview with the Post. “I mean, you know the mayor. He thinks he’s the greatest and doesn’t want to be criticized.”
I don’t think Adams has any right to be critical of anyone else. His city is falling apart. The crime rate is astronomical. The policies he’s enacted have only made matters worse. Perhaps it wouldn’t hurt the guy to show a little humility and legitimately seek to hear people out, regardless of their skin color. Honestly, his comments to Dubnau were racist. He should be ashamed of himself.
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