Mayor Eric Adams is reportedly avoiding President Biden during his visit to New York City this week, as the relationship between the two Democrats has been damaged due to the migrant crisis.
Adams’ packed schedule Monday included sitting down with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson to discuss strategies to combat gun violence, welcoming Sierre Leone President Julius Maada Bio to talk about ties to New York City’s growing African community and meeting with Seoul, South Korea Mayor Oh Se-hoon to sign a so-called “Sister Cities Agreement.” He also participated in a roundtable with Pakistani leaders, but Adams scheduled no time to meet with Biden, Politico reported.
Biden is expected to address the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning. Adams was invited but likely will not attend Biden’s campaign fundraiser or reception at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Tuesday, two sources familiar with the matter told Politico.
The mayor’s public schedule Monday also did not say Adams would attend two other campaign receptions Biden was expected to attend, one with Black business leaders and a second featuring Broadway headliners, according to the outlet.
“If we don’t receive help from the federal government and additional help from the state government, then this is going to come from somewhere, and it’s going to hurt low-income New Yorkers,” Adams said during an appearance on MSNBC Sunday evening.
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