Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, told a citizen to stop treating him like he’s on a plantation that she owns after she pointed her finger at him and questioned him about the rent increases in the city with an authoritative tone.
Mayor Eric Adams took the woman pointing her finger at him as a sign of disrespect, which led him to remind her that he is the mayor of the city and he should be treated with respect.
Okay, first, if you gonna ask a question, don’t point at me, and don’t be disrespectful to me.
I’m the mayor of this city and treat me with the respect I’m deserved to be treated.
I’m speaking to you as an adult… Don’t stand in front like you treating someone that’s on the plantation that you own.
Give me the respect I deserve, and engage in the conversation up here in Washington Heights.
Treat me with the same level of respect I treat you.
So don’t be pointing at me. Don’t be disrespectful to me. Speak with me as an adult because I’m a grown man.
I walked into this room as a grown man, and I’m gonna walk out of this room as a grown man.
I answered your question.
Before her outburst, the mayor had already told the woman that he doesn’t control the Rent Guidelines Board.
Watch the clip of Mayor Adams getting some straightening below:
The meeting was held at Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and Mathematics in Washington Heights.
The meeting was held for the citizens to address their concerns to the mayor, and reportedly everything was going well until the finger-pointing started.