New York City Mayor Eric Adams had some insulting words for the people of flyover country, suggesting that while New York City “has a brand,” no one really cares about being from places like, say, Kansas.
“We have a brand. New York has a brand. And when people see it, it means something,” Adams said during a pressure following his recent trips to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, where he said people recognized him as being from NYC.
“You know when we got there…Kansas doesn’t have a brand. When you go there, OK, you’re from Kansas,” he said, laughing along with those standing behind him. “But New York has a brand, and that brand means diversity,” he went on.
"New York has a brand, and when people see it, it means something," says Democrat NYC Mayor Eric Adams.— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 27, 2022
"Kansas doesn't have a brand. Ha ha ha ha. When you go there, ok, you're from Kansas. But New York has a brand." pic.twitter.com/W04kqt1Guo
Of course, New York has a brand – it's a crime-ridden, rat-infested, trash-strewn hellhole that smells like pee.
Which, of course, the internet was more than happy to point out.
This is his brand. https://t.co/jPFcF1Yl0j— steve (@StephenG2522) September 27, 2022
⬅️Kansas’s Brand… NYC’s Brand ➡️ pic.twitter.com/tijFh31T7g— Storm (@stormrobinson) September 27, 2022
Here's a snippet of NYC's "brand."https://t.co/hsSCnBNb2i— Seamus the Pot Stirrer (@seamus_potstir) September 27, 2022
Kansas locals didn’t take too kindly to being snubbed as bland and irrelevant. Wichita channel KWCH 12 posted Adams’ comments on Facebook and asked Kansas residents to respond with what makes them proud of their state.
And they didn’t disappoint.