These days, a cough is fairly simple to come by. With children back in school and swapping germs, and families gathering for the holidays, along with the raging, ongoing pandemic, it’s simple enough to spike a slight temperature.
Another highly transmissible sickness making the rounds: World Cup fever. And folks, Mayor Eric Adams has it bad.
Putting aside the fact that New York City is but one of sixteen 2026 host cities spread across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and that New York is home to gigantic international events on a regular basis, or even that the games themselves will not be played in New York City but rather in New Jersey, or that Adams might not even by mayor in 2026 (also: Adams is leaving the city with the highest Jewish population in the world to learn about antisemitism?), there are some major questions we have about this trip.
Are any other mayors from major North American cities attending alongside Adams? Unclear!
What does the mayor personally have to see that can’t be done by other city officials? Maybe Adams feels like he has to go himself because top mayoral advisor Frank Carone, who traveled to Israel and South Korea for the administration, is leaving City Hall?
Fresh off tanking Democrats in local elections by stirring up fake outrage over the state’s bail reform laws, Mayor Eric Adams and his police commissioner are still spewing nonsense about how police feel so bad about the changes.