New York City mayor Eric Adams (D.) and President Joe Biden are feuding, and Al Sharpton wants to fix it.
"The president and the White House have failed this city," Adams said in April, just one of the many critiques the mayor has for Biden's failure to help New York City through the migrant crisis. In response to Adams's criticism, Biden's team removed the mayor from the president's 2024 campaign advisory board.
A senior Democrat in a blue state told Axios they understand Adams's frustrations. "Adams is right to be upset, and I think it’s a massive mistake to be dismissive of him," the Democrat said.
Amid the deteriorating relationship, which one source told Axios is like a fighting couple that refuses to hold hands in public, the notorious anti-Semite Sharpton is looking to restore the friendship. Axios reports:
"I'm trying to get them to sort it out," the Rev. Al Sharpton told Axios.
"I would hope [the White House] sees the value of Eric, the mayor of the largest city, a Black mayor, not all the way left, not all the way right," Sharpton added, noting that Adams also would benefit from a healthy White House relationship.
The self-appointed mediator Sharpton rose to notoriety in the 1980s and 1990s through his provocative racial activism, leading the Tawana Brawley rape hoax and instigating the anti-Semitic Crown Heights riot. He now is "one of the most influential figures within the Democratic Party and media establishment," the Washington Free Beacon reported. Vice President Kamala Harris even told him last month, "I love you."
Kevin Munoz, spokesman for the Biden campaign, played down the feud.
"President Biden counts Mayor Adams as a friend and partner. He looks forward to working with the mayor on issues impacting New Yorkers and to win the presidency again in 2024," Munoz said.