Some of the mayor’s fellow Democrats are concerned about Mayor Adams’ recent association with conservative talk show host Sid Rosenberg, who they feel sends a problematic message by hanging out with the right-wing radio presenter.
Adams has made at least five appearances on Rosenberg’s WABC77 radio shows since taking office less than a year ago. The mayor has also gone out of his way to promote Rosenberg, including announcing at a press conference last month that he considers the Trump-boosting Republican’s broadcast “his favorite talk show.”
Adams and Rosenberg have connections that go beyond the media.
Late Wednesday, they dined together at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Manhattan after Adams’ return from a trip to Washington, D.C.
Rosenberg captioned a picture of himself and Adams holding hands and grinning at the fancy restaurant on Facebook, “Late supper with my pal @ericadamsfornyc.”
Lots to talk about! was his local take on former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan. He closed the brief message with this. Restoring New York’s greatness! ”
On January 5, Rosenberg shared an additional image of Adams on Facebook.
Rosenberg posted the image of Adams giving a thumbs up while standing next to Rosenberg’s son at a restaurant, “Gabriel and @nycmayor after dinner last night:).”
Rosenberg and the Democratic mayor are pals despite the radio host’s rock-ribbed conservatism.
Trump supporter Rosenberg frequently hosts hard-right Republicans like former mayor Rudy Giuliani on his radio show.
“Can you officially say that your dad will run with me again? Most Republicans, including myself, want to see him do so.
Rosenberg questioned Donald Trump Jr. last May when he had him on his program.