Billionaire former mayor Michael Bloomberg, who had a rare third term at City Hall, says Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams could enjoy the same long tenure.
Bloomberg predicted a successful future for the Big Apple “with great leadership like I”m convinced we’re going to have in this city for the next four or eight or– if you’re clever– 12 years,” the media mogul told Adams at a charity event Tuesday night.
Bloomberg, a major donor to the Fortune Society that helps people leaving jail, made the remarks from a podium at the nonprofit’s annual gala as he accepted its “Game Changer Award” for his philanthropy.
The ex-mayor did not mention that he showered cash on key City Council members with the power to kill a term-limits extension bill that paved the way for his third term.
He also didn’t talk about how his self-funded $100 million war chest helped him win the 2009 election.
Earlier in the same event Adams compared Bloomberg, who has fundraised for his mayoral campaign, to Jesus Christ calming the waters at the Sea of Galilee.
Bloomberg also wished Adams “good luck” in the Nov. 2 general election, adding “I’m not sure you need it.” Adams is heavily favored to win the contest against Republican opponent Curtis Sliwa.
A spokesman for Adams did not immediately comment.