New York City mayor Eric Adams has downplayed the criticism from certain sectors in his recent dinner get-together with disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Adams said getting a chance to talk to Cuomo is something he looks forward to since the latter can give him plenty of advice on how to handle the COVID crisis.
“The reality is that we have a crisis in this city. And we have to be foolish not to learn from people who have gone through these crises before,” Adams said.
“I’m going to speak to everyone. And I’m going to continue to do so. … We can learn from everyone,” Adams added.
He said the meeting is a success since Cuomo shared with him some gems on how to handle the pandemic.
“Isn’t that in line with who I am as a person? I sat down with members of the Black Lives Matter group, I sat down with anti-vaxxers, I sit down with gang members to try to talk them out of gangs, I sit down with former mayors and learned what I needed to know in the seat,” he said.
“Gov. Cuomo served in politics for many years,” he added.
The former NYPD personnel said he will comment on the sexual harassment cases on Cuomo but he si happy that he decided to step down in the wake of this scandal.
“I made it clear that the governor did the right thing by stepping down when he did, and I stand by that decision,” Adams said.
“But I’m still going to seek information from everyone that’s in government so we can get out of this crisis that we’re facing in violence, economics, health care, employment,” Adams added.