West New York commissioner candidate Thomas Leung spoke with Hudson County View regarding a flyer that uses racist, sacrilegious, imagery to mock Leung and the rest of the West New York United team.
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The flyer, which the West New York United team says was available in town hall on Friday, is written in Spanish and depicts Leung as a Bruce Lee-type of character who thinks Hispanics are “ignorant” and also mocks the fact that he lives on the waterfront.
When asked if he thought this was done by a random supporter of Mayor Felix Roque, as opposed to insiders on his re-election team, Leung entertained the notion, but criticized the mayor for not publicly denouncing the flyer.
Leung also stated that he was “completely offended” by the religious aspect of the flyer, noting that the printing was professional and wasn’t some “hack job.”
Team Roque’s campaign manager, Pablo Fonseca, blasted the notion that his slate was behind the literature, going as far as to say the West New York United team may have created it themselves for the sake of attention.
“We absolutely have nothing to do with this, every piece of literature created from the campaign, on the ground or in the air, is approved by me. Myself, and the mayor, have zero tolerance for this kind of propaganda … This has nothing to do with our campaign.”
“We are winning this campaign overwhelmingly … I would never do this. I don’t put it past them that they didn’t create it themselves to create attention since they have no campaign – their campaign has been having a press conference once a week to really talk about nothing.”
“They have not talked about any issues or solutions about what they want to do in West New York.”