NYC Mayor and Hillary Clinton Take Heat Over Comedy Skit Referencing ‘CP Time’

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are taking heat over a comedy skit that some people feel was racially insensitive.

In a scripted scene during the Inner Circle charity event in New York on Saturday, Clinton mocked the mayor for taking so long to endorse her.

He responded: “Sorry Hillary. I was running on CP time.”

At first, that seemed to be a reference to a racial stereotype, “colored people time.”

Leslie Odom Jr., a black actor who plays Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash “Hamilton” was in the skit, too.

He pretended to be offended, saying “I don’t like jokes like that, Bill.”

Clinton then interjected. “Cautious politician time. I’ve been there.”

The mayor said in a CNN interview that people were missing the point.

SOURCE: AP