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Swaggering Eric Adams Has Strong Sweaty Cop Energy

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There are political candidates who are all boasts and bluster on the campaign trail, who tone things down once they take office.

Not Eric Adams. In the week since he officially became New York City’s mayor, the man who was a police officer for 22 years before going into politics full-time has kept up the same Big Sweaty Cop Energy he displayed during his run.

Adams was sworn in just after the ball dropped on New Year’s Day last weekend, and he immediately proceeded to kick things off by tacitly criticizing the outgoing administration for allowing New York City to be brought low by both COVID and a lack of mayoral “swagger,” a problem he promised to remedy by firmly calling on everyone to return to business as usual in the midst of a global pandemic.

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