He made the comments while vowing that schools would stay open despite record case numbers in the Big Apple.
“We need a mayor with swagger, we need a councilwoman with swagger, we need assemblywomen with swagger, we need a borough president with swagger, we need a chancellor with swagger, we need a police commissioner with swagger,” the mayor went on.
“This is New York, it’s a privilege to live in New York, and the leadership should have that swagger. That’s what has been missing in this city.”
People were, of course, quick to mock his comments. One person pointed out that it’s medically impossible to “swagger your way through Covid”:
You can’t swagger your way through COVID. People didn’t get sick and die because they weren’t confident enough.