New York City Mayor Eric Adams is eyeing a bid for the White House in 2024 as an anti-wake-up Democrat if, allegedly, Joe Biden decides not to run for a second term.
Adams, 61 — who once referred to himself as “Biden of Brooklyn” — has told confidants “repeatedly” that he’s considering running for higher office and thinks he could “win,” sources told CNN. New York Post.
A source close to the mayor told the newspaper, “Eric has told me over and over that he thinks he has a platform to run for national office, for president in 2024.” “He thinks New York is a national platform (and) he thinks the national party has gone too far to the left and he thinks they have a platform to win.”
An unnamed Brooklyn Democratic official said Post counselor Adam Ingrid Lois Martin was a “goosebumps” on the matter and that he would only stake his claim for the presidency if Biden, 79, refused to run again.
There have been conflicting reports about whether Biden will seek a second term. He is already the most senior president ever to hold office, and his year-and-a-half in office has been marred by what critics claim are lapses of knowledge.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams may consider a 2024 bid for the White House. “Eric has told me over and over that he thinks he has a platform to run for national office and for president in 2024,” said a source close to the mayor.
Ahead of the 2020 election, Biden himself reportedly acknowledged he would be a one-term president hoping to reunite the United States in the wake of Donald Trump’s divisive presidency.
But there is no clear Democratic candidate to succeed him, with Vice President Kamala Harris’ personal approval ratings plummeting, and Biden is now said to be touting a run in the 2024 election.
Although only five months into his first term in office, Adams has pleased many centrist–and conservative–democrats by avoiding progressive or extreme positions on economic and social issues.
However, Evan Theis, Adam’s advisor, denied the rumors, saying, “The mayor hasn’t been in talks with anyone about running for president. He’s 100 percent focused on reducing crime and improving the economy in New York, and giving this city back.”
A Brooklyn Democrat said Adams would only consider partying if Biden (pictured) didn’t run for re-election
Adams (pictured with Biden in July 2021) has referred to himself as “Biden of Brooklyn”
The mayor appears to have some support, Tusk Strategies CEO Chris Coffey told the New York Post, “He’s one of the most popular black elected officials in the country.” The play works if Adams makes progress on the offense and the president decides not to run. I think it would be crazy not to think of that.
Even a GOP lawmaker told the newspaper that he thinks the mayor of the Big Apple might stand a chance if he solves the crime plaguing the city that never sleeps.
“You said you really have to think that you’re young enough that you’re going to have a life after mayoralty,’ said the anonymous deputy, ‘and if you solve the crime problem, there’s going to be a lot of interest in a big Democratic city, an African-American that has. Progressive values but who mediated the big city crime problem.
Adams faced rising crime rates as the city plunged into a wave of violence, leaving the citizens on edge.
Although crime rates are beginning to slow down, overall violent crime is still up 40 percent in all five boroughs. Shootings, stabbings and gun violence abounded in the streets — it even prompted Adams to don an “End Gun Violence” suit jacket at the Met Gala earlier this month.
He has blamed many of his problems on former Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has been indicted as the city’s most ruthless leader ever.
With Adams’ bail lax fix and Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg, career criminals have been running the streets, breaking into businesses, and terrorizing citizens.
Crime overall is up 40 percent (pictured) in New York City as Adams deals with rampant criminals
Despite Adams’ confidence, New Yorkers’ faith in him has waned, new polls show. Crime makes up 49 percent of citizens’ top concerns, followed by affordable housing and homelessness.
Citizens of the Bronx and Staten Island rated it worst at 61 and 71 percent, respectively. The New York Post reports that his overall approval rating in the city has 43 percent approval and 37 percent disapproval.
In addition, 86 percent of New Yorkers want more transit police in the subway system, but despite promises to add more officers to the system, most stations are empty. The former transit cop, himself, even encouraged citizens to send his office photos of officers too busy on their phones or chatting with coworkers to monitor crime.
A 25-year-old man was robbed, ‘punched, stabbed and slashed’ by two unidentified suspects in the Bronx on May 7, just one of many carjackings that are up 58 percent.
New Yorkers lie on the sidewalk at the 36th Street station after falling from a northbound train after Frank James, 62, shot 10 people on a Brooklyn subway
The FBI (pictured in Brooklyn) were called to the scene for assistance after the mass shooting
If Adams participates in his bid for the presidency, he will follow in the footsteps of his predecessors, such as Bill de Blasio, Michael Bloomberg, and Rudy Giuliani.
However, no mayor of New York City has ever made it to the White House.
But it appears the current mayor has already taken steps to be seen as a national leader, as he’s been seen making his way across the country at events.
He was recently seen at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California earlier this month and at a cryptocurrency conference in Miami and alongside Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to protest gun violence in March.