New York City Mayor Eric Adams asserted his identity as “the symbol of black manhood” during a recent speech at a Brooklyn church, Your Content has learned.
The mayor addressed his previous encounter with Jeanie Dubnau, an 84-year-old Holocaust survivor who had questioned him at a community forum. While not explicitly mentioning Dubnau, Adams alluded to the incident and shared a personal story about his mother, who worked as a house cleaner and taught him not to tolerate disrespect.
During the speech at the Christian Cultural Center in Starrett City, Adams received applause from the audience as he emphasized his role as the mayor of the most influential city globally.
He also took the opportunity to criticize the media, which he believes treats him unfairly. Adams has previously declared himself the “future of the Democratic Party” after winning the 2021 primary and general mayoral elections.
When asked about the incident with Dubnau, Adams maintained his position, stating that she had been disrespectful during the meeting and that her question had already been addressed.
Dubnau, on the other hand, expressed skepticism about receiving an apology from the mayor, suggesting that he avoids criticism.
Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels and Adams’ Republican opponent in the 2021 mayoral race, called for an apology from Adams to Dubnau, stating that nobody believes Adams’ claim that his mother would have condoned disrespecting an elderly woman, according to New York Post.