Last Updated on July 16, 2023
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said that “people need to realize” that he is “the symbol of black manhood” in a bizarre rant he made during a speech at a Brooklyn Church. The comments mark just the latest time that Adams has made a highly unusual statement, having previously claimed that God told him 30 years ago he’d become the Mayor of New York City. Adams was recently busted by The New York Times for carrying a stock image around in his wallet and claiming that it is the photo of a police officer and friend who was murdered in the 1980s.
“I’m the symbol of black manhood in this city, in this country and what it represents,” Adams claimed as he lashed out at the media and others who have dared to question him. “I am the mayor of the most powerful city on the globe and people need to recognize that.”
The remarks came on the heels of Adams comparing an elderly Jewish woman to an antebellum plantation owner when she asked him about rent increases in rent-controlled apartments.
Those remarks are just the latest in a long string of bizarre comments and actions from Adams, who was a darling of the uni-party establishment when he ran for Mayor of New York City as a supposed law and order candidate, only for the city to continue to spiral out of control with rampant violent crime.
At a Father’s Day event at another New York City church, Adams claimed that God told him in a vision more than 30 years ago that he would become the Mayor of New York City on January 1st, 2022.
“Thirty-something years ago, I woke up, out of my sleep, in a cold sweat,” Adams said. “God spoke to my heart and said, ‘You are going to be the mayor January 1, 2022.”
Adams went on to recount that he would go “around the city” and “would tell everybody, ‘I’m going to be mayor January 1, 2022.’ People used to think I was on medication!”
According to a July 6th report from The New York Times, Adams’ rants aren’t the only issue raising an alarm.
The Times reported that Adams, a former NYC cop, carries around a photo in his wallet, claiming that it depicts fallen NYPD officer Robert Venable. Adams has used the photo multiple times in speeches, including during one at a graduation ceremony for the NYPD’s police academy.
But according to the report, the photo and the story going along with it were made up. What’s more, is that the report claims that Adams’ staffers printed a photo off the internet and then splashed coffee on it to make it appear old and as if it had been floating around Adams’ wallet for decades.
Read the report on Adams’ fake photo HERE