Mayor Eric Adams took a jibe at his predecessor, Bill de Blasio, on Tuesday at a light-hearted City Hall event with his counterpart with the chief executive officer of the Spanish capital Madrid.
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Adams was asked whether he speaks Spanish or is learning the language by a reporter who observed that Heisner – unlike predecessors de Blasio and Michael Bloomberg – does not comment at the press conference.
“Me casa, su casa,” he replied. “Every day I practice and I love the Spanish language. A lot of my staff is Spanish speaking.”
Adams continued: “But I don’t want to do the de Blasio version that butchers the Spanish language. I want to give it the respect it deserves.”
The mayor’s press team did not allow City Hall reporters attending the event to ask Adams about issues affecting his administration, most notably his handling of the influx of 11,000 migrants that affected the shelter system. threatens to do.