Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams tells new New Yorkers ‘go back to Iowa’

That “liberal tolerance” on display.

Eric Adams

From NY Post: He has a dream — of leading a New York City that is home to far fewer Midwesterners.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams — the leading fundraiser in the 2021 mayoral race — used Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday to deliver an inflammatory broadside against newcomers from the nation’s heartland.

“Go back to Iowa, you go back to Ohio,” he said during a speech in Harlem. New York City belongs to the people that was here and made New York City what it is.”

Speaking at the National Action Network’s “King Day Celebration,” hosted by founder the Rev. Al Sharpton, Adams implicitly played the race card as he denounced gentrification by singling out two states, Iowa and Ohio, that are 91 and 82 percent white, respectively.

Adams also rattled off a litany of social crises — including drug abuse and gun violence — that he said were ignored when they only affected the nation’s “black and brown community.”

He then declared himself “unapologetic” as he invoked the slain civil-rights icon, saying that “if you know the spirit and anything about Dr. King, he did not allow others to be comfortable while everyone else was living in horrific conditions.”

Adams — who raked in $437,099 in political contributions during the past six months, with major donations from the real-estate industry — railed against what he called the “displacement of the people who made this city.”

“You were here before Starbucks,” he told a crowd of about 300 who greeted his remarks with cheers and applause. “You were here before others came and decided they wanted to be part of this city.”

Adams referred to the transplants as “folks who [are] not only hijacking your apartments and displacing your living arrangements, they displace your conversation and say the things that are important to you are no longer important. And they decide what’s important and what is not important.”

In Bushwick, caterer Jenna Hockman, 28, a lifelong Brooklynite, said Adams was “blaming individuals instead of the system that enables developers to build these high rises that are pricing people out.”

“I am concerned about placing responsibility on the individuals that are moving to these neighborhoods and not the people who are making money from these individuals moving there,” she said.

The Republican leader of Ohio’s Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland, said Adams “took Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of unity and made it a divisive message.”

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William
William
8 months ago

When he talks about the people who made NYC I don’t suppose he is referring to the Dutch. But they have definitely been displaced. What a blatantly racist scumbag but he gets away with this hateful rhetoric because slavery. I’m pretty sure it was abolished permanently a long time ago. I’ll check. Yup, it was. So that’s that. As for knowing about “Dr.” King, he was a depraved sex-crazed Communist troublemaker (Martin King, the Luther was added at the suggestion of his (((handler))) ) A manufactured myth, more of a cobbled-together creation than even “President” Hussein

Vin ze Vizzer
Vin ze Vizzer
8 months ago
Reply to  William

His real name was Michael King, but it may just as well have been Tyrone Jefferson

William
William
8 months ago
Reply to  Vin ze Vizzer

Race relations had more or less stabilized by the late 50’s, blacks were accepted, more or less, as American citizens and were beginning to become upwardly mobile. The Dem establishment saw this as a problem for their electoral calculus and stirred things up with Tyrone as the primary galvanizing figure. As LBJ, a probable KKK member, said at the time, “our ass is in a crack, we better pass this nigger bill”, referring to the Civil Rights Act. So they created a permanent bloc of D voters who were dependent on government handouts, a new plantation system. With misssion accomplished… Read more »

Vin ze Vizzer
Vin ze Vizzer
8 months ago
Reply to  William

And framed a white man named James Earl Ray to do it. Even Judge Joe Brown says that Ray didn’t do it and that it was a frame up job. Dick Gregory also said that Jesse Jackson and Marchin Lootin Coon’s entourage was was involved because he had become too big and was stealing the spotlight from them. From them on the Irreverend Jesse just kept going higher and higher until he became the nation’s premier shakedown artist, after only the Irreverend Al Sharpcoon. Jesse was in the news a few weeks ago shaking another company down and before that… Read more »

William
William
7 months ago
Reply to  Vin ze Vizzer

Ray obviously didn’t kill Tyrone but he fit the central casting profile of racis’ drifter. He wasn’t a particularly heroic figure but when I lived in E. Tenn in the early 80’s he was a hero/martyr to the people there

Steven Broiles
8 months ago

I think everyone at FOTM knows by now I wouldn’t give anyone two cents for any Democrat, let alone a demagogue. But I by and large agree with Adams (and not Sharpton). Let me tell you why. First of all, let me state I was in Iowa a number of times when I was a boy. It’s a great state (in the spring and summer!) But we all know by now that the Heartland myth is just a myth: Iowa, like a number of Midwestern states, has its share of ideological kooks. But there is something more, and Adams nails… Read more »

TrailDust
Admin
8 months ago

Wow!

Kevin J Lankford
Kevin J Lankford
8 months ago

Racist??…..sounds tribal to me.

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
8 months ago

Typical leftist elite arrogance for Middle America.

YouKnowWho
YouKnowWho
8 months ago

Go back to Africa dumb ass! (Irony Fulfilled)

Jackie Puppet
8 months ago

He ain’t telling Starbucks to go back to Seattle – and the crowd would’ve booed him if he did…

Brenton Tarrant
Brenton Tarrant
8 months ago

You want people to go back to Iowa, I want you to go back to africa but looks like it isnt happenning

Michael Garrison
Michael Garrison
7 months ago

Dr. King was another commie freemason who played the American people like a satanic fiddle.
Keep talking trash, freemasons. The day draweth nigh when your soul says ‘goodbye.’
9 more months till we say buh-bye to these idiots.

Boomp
Boomp
7 months ago

I would say this would result in this guy being laughed out of politics, but I realized we are talking about NY.

CalGirl
CalGirl
7 months ago

Please, on this forum, would the five Iowans who have not already left NYC or New York State after being stranded there, contact me and I’ll try to find fundings/referrals to help you get out of “OZ ” and back home. Your “Auntie Em ” misses you and yearns for your return.