New York City’s Mayor Eric Adams is a clown.
Facing rising rates of illegal migrants due to Biden’s open borders, he decided to pick a fight with Texas, falsely accusing Gov. Abbott of busing illegals to NYC. In response, Texas began actually sending illegal migrants by bus to NYC. Adams tried to turn it into a photo op by welcoming the same migrants he had been complaining about while his staffers screamed at them to smile.
Two weeks ago, immigrant aid groups said, Mr. Adams’s team injected itself into a volunteer welcome effort at the Port Authority for a photo op, grabbing food from volunteers’ hands so that the mayor could be shown distributing it himself. “People from the mayoral team were screaming at the refugees to smile at the mayor,” said Ariadna Phillips, the founder of South Bronx Mutual Aid. Her account was corroborated by another volunteer who was photographed standing near the mayor.
The aid groups are likely to be hard lefties and thus political opponents of Adams. But this sounds entirely plausible.
Remember that Texas had only bused 900 migrants so far to New York City. That’s a drop in the bucket.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday that the state has sent more than 7,000 migrants to Washington since April and another 900 to New York since Aug. 5 as a part of Operation Lone Star.
But what Adams still can’t say and the media won’t discuss is that a majority of the flood is coming from the illegals that Biden, not Abbott, is responsible for. Since Adams, like D.C. Bowser, can’t be seen complaining about open borders, they have to blame the whole thing on Texas instead. And Adams has to parade around, handing out someone else’s aid supplies to the migrants whose arrival he was complaining about.
This is what happens in a culture of ideological dishonesty when we can’t talk about the real problems because we’re walled off by talking points.
Adams knows what’s going on, he wants to complain about it, but he can’t. And so he ends up holding welcoming receptions for illegal aliens after complaining about them.
It’s as good a metaphor as any for the political system.
“Smile for the mayor.”