Eric Adams
Eric Adams

Eric Adams Loves PR… The NYPD PR team has doubled to 86 staffers during the administration of former cop Eric Adams, according to New York Focus.

The surge in staffing comes as city agencies are laying off staffers and scaling back programs.

The city’s once vaunted pre-k program, which began under Mayor Bill deBlasio, is in shambles as parents are forced to scramble for seats for their kids. Composting is now kaput.

Tarik Sheppard, deputy commissioner of public information, also has been charged with grandstanding in the wake of the student protests over the destruction of Gaza.

After the cops raided a student encampment at City College, and blocked reporter access to the event, Sheppard posed for a video of cops ripping down a Palestinian flag and replacing it with an American one.

“We allow press into war zones but the NYPD blocked the press out and created a propaganda video,” said Queens council member Tiffany Caban.

The mayor, meanwhile, is focused on the weighty matters of the day, such as revoking the “key to the city” to Diddy after a video of the rapper emerged showing him assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Adams said he was “deeply disturbed by watching that chilling video of the young lady being assaulted by him.”

The mayor and his team will determine at a future date whether to yank the key from Diddy, a revocation that has never happened before in NYC.

Adams is the mayor who awarded the key to the Harlem-born Diddy for the millions of dollars that he donated to NYC and his support for Black entrepreneurs.

“Sean Combs is the embodiment of the NYC attitude,” said Adams in handing the key to the rapper.

Perhaps Adams can weasel out of this sticky situation by letting Diddy keep the key but changing the NYC lock.

He better move fast.

Adams’ approval rating among likely voters in the 2025 mayoral contest stands at 24 percent, according to a Manhattan Institute poll released last month. Only 16 percent of them plan to vote for Adams.

NYC’s mayor, who loves to travel overseas, will soon have plenty of free time on his hands.

Are you having trouble falling asleep at night? Here’s a helpful tip: pick up and start reading a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

You will be snoozing in no time.

One caveat: make sure the SEC document hasn’t been filed by Trump Media and Technology Group, because its filings are eye-openers.

In its 10-Q statement filed on May 20, TMTG reports that Q1 revenues plunged 31 percent to a minuscule $771K, which is walking-around money for the company’s 64.9 percent owner Donald Trump.

Despite those tiny revenues, TMTG posted a whopping $328M loss compared to a $210.3M deficit a year ago.

But fear not. TMTG management points to its $273M in cash/cash equivalents and says full-speed ahead.

“Management believes there is not substantial doubt regarding the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern as of March 31, 2024, and the substantial doubt as of December 31, 2023, has been mitigated,” says TMTG in the 10-Q. “The Company believes it has sufficient working capital to fund operations for at least the next twelve months from the date of issuance of these financial statements.”

But what if Trump is behind bars? TMTG’s says its success is based in part on the popularity of its brand and the reputation of Trump.

“The value of TMTG’s brand may diminish if the popularity of President Donald J. Trump were to suffer,” it says in the 10-Q. “Adverse reactions to publicity relating to President Donald J. Trump, or the loss of his services, could adversely affect TMTG’s revenues, results of operations and its ability to maintain or generate a consumer base.”

TMTG better hope that Trump is allowed to keep his cellphone while in the slammer.

And then there is the matter of “sugar babies,” which is slang that rarely reaches the SEC domain.

The 10-Q spells out Truth Social’s terms of service designed to prevent prohibited content from seeping into the platform.

It describes that content as portraying or suggesting “explicit sexual acts or sexually suggestive positions or poses; sexually suggestive (explicit or vague) statements, texts or phrases; or content in which sexual acts are requested or offered, including pornography, prostitution, sugar babies, sex trafficking or sexual fetishes.” defines sugar baby as “a younger person who provides romantic companionship or sexual intimacy to a wealthy older person in return for gifts or financial support.”

It’s best to keep the TMTG 10-Q out of the bedroom. It will keep you awake all night.

Team Biden maintains the public isn’t paying attention to the presidential election.

That misguided position is designed to assure jittery Democrats that Joe Biden will win re-election, though polls show he is trailing Donald Trump. It will lead to defeat in November.

Gallup Survey

A Gallup poll rips the White House “nothing to worry about” argument to shreds. It found that 71 percent of Americans have given “quite a lot” of thought to the upcoming election. That’s on par with the 2020 campaign.

The polling organization’s research indicates that the amount of thought given to an election corresponds to turnout. A robust 67 percent of eligible voters turned out in 2020.

That’s in sharp contrast to the 2000 race when only 43 percent of voters thought about the election in the Spring and turnout was a paltry 54 percent.

Democrats today are thinking more about the election than Republicans by an 84 percent to 78 percent margin.

That doesn’t necessarily bode well for Biden. A good chunk of those engaged Democrats are surely thinking that 81-year-old Biden should forgo another run and let the younger generation of the party emerge, while others are mulling a vote for RFK Jr.