"This is not a socialist country"

“This is not a socialist country, let’s be clear on that,” Adams said during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

“This is a country that believes in giving people the opportunities [so] that they will be able to succeed and excel in this country,” he added…

“I’m no longer running against candidates. I’m running against a movement. All across the country, the DSA socialists are mobilizing to stop Eric Adams,” he had told the crowd.

“They realize that if I’m successful, we’re going to start the process of regaining control of our cities.”