New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, claimed on Tuesday that “New York has role models,” but Kansas doesn’t.
“Now we have a model. New York has a model,” Adams said, claiming, “Kansas has no model.” He said New York’s “model means diversity. This mark means we care. This model means We are compassionate.”
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The mayor’s feedback was met with backlash from some on social media.
Kansas attorney Derek Schmidt, a Republican who has been running for governor, tweet“Who is the mayor? Kansas is not New York, and we don’t actually want to be. My focus in the Kingdom of God can be making life more affordable and keeping communities protected, none of which describe New York.”
Former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai tweet“Part of the Kansas brand is diversity and philanthropy, with people from different states complaining about how backward or inferior they think Kansas is—even though almost certainly none of them actually spend any significant time in the Sunflower State.”
radio host buck sexton tweet“I noticed two shirtless homeless men at Instances Sq throwing trash cans at each other. Last week and last weekend at 10am, a lunatic threatened family members with a stick – while she was pushing a stroller. To be sure, New York City has a model.”
“I lived in Kansas for a few years. The ‘model’ is overrated. Protected streets, good neighborhoods, and politicians who care more about substance than pattern are what makes Kansas so special.” tweet Jason Whitlock, host of BlazeTV’s “Fearless with Jason Whitlock.”
“Kansas has KS wheat, Jayhawk basketball, KS beef, and the Wizard of Oz. What’s the model for Mayor Adams? Violence, homicide, homelessness, and excessive taxes? I go to Kansas every day,” said Sen. Roe, R-Kansas Jay Marshall says tweet.
“I chose Kansas 100 out of 100 instances instead of Metropolitan New York. Look, I’ve never stepped on human shit in Kansas like I’ve been in New York,” says Blaze Media’s Keith Malinak tweet. “Wait…. Is the human feces on the sidewalks of your city your trademark, @ericadamsfornyc?”
While many people are troubled by the “Drag Queen Story Time” phenomenon through which drag queens learn stories from young people, Mayor Adams expressed support in advance for events that include Drag Queens at colleges and libraries.
“Drag Storytellers, and the libraries and colleges they assist, foster the love of diversity, private expression and literacy that is at the heart of our metropolis,” a tweet Posted earlier this year on the @NYCMayor Twitter account. “At a time when our LGBTQ+ community is less and less vulnerable to attack in this country, we should use our training system to teach. Our goal is not only to make our young people academically wise, but also emotionally wise, “another tweet Specified.
NYC Mayor Adams says ‘there are no models in Kansas’