Eric Adams calls Andrew Yang a ‘liar,’ ‘fraud’ as mayoral race heads to finish
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Mayoral candidate Eric Adams tore into rival Andrew Yang on the final day of campaigning, calling him a “liar” and a “fraud” as a new poll showed them taking the number one and two spots for Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
The Brooklyn borough president made the biting remarks in front of his Crown Heights campaign headquarters Monday after Yang told a reporter across town that he didn’t want his voters listing Adams in the city’s new ranked-choice system.
“What’s Yang still doing in this race?” Adams said to a crowd of union supporters and press.
“Listen, we know Andrew Yang is a fraud, is a liar. We could care less about Andrew Yang,” Adams said.
He then went right at Yang’s voter base.
“People are going to be surprised how many votes I get from the Asian community,” Adams claimed.
If elected to lead the Big Apple, Yang would be the first Asian American mayor and many Asian American elected officials have endorsed him because of the historic nature of his bid.
Earlier Monday, a reporter had asked Yang, “Andrew is there any candidate you don’t want your voters to rank at all?”
“Eric Adams,” Yang responded during a press conference at his Bensonhurst, Brooklyn campaign office.
Over the weekend, Yang formed an alliance with another mayoral candidate, former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, and told his supporters to rank her number two on their ballots.
A spokesman for Yang responded to Adams’ name-calling.
“Sounds like Eric is really worried about Andrew Yang. Yang is talking about hope and change for New Yorkers while Eric is worried about Andrew Yang,” campaign manager Chris Coffey told The Post.
An Ipsos survey released Monday had Adams as the first choice of 28 percent of Democratic voters, followed by Andrew Yang at 20 percent, former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia with 15 percent and former City Hall lawyer Maya Wiley in fourth with 13 percent.
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