During an annual “Inner Circle” dinner, New York mayor Bill de Blasio made a joke about being on “CP time” during a comedy skit in which he performed alongside Hillary Clinton and Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr.
Clinton poked fun at de Blasio for his endorsement coming a little late in the game for Clinton’s taste. “I just have to say thanks for the endorsement, Bill. Took you long enough,” she said to laughter.
“Sorry Hillary, I was running on C.P. time,” de Blasio responded to a mixture of chuckles and gasps. CPT is known as “colored people time” the stereotype that African Americans generally tell as a reason for being late to an event or a traditionally black event not beginning on time.
But don’t worry, sensitive individuals! Mrs. Clinton quickly defended him saying he was referring to “cautious politician time.” Because, ya know, that’s a thing.
Watch the full, awkward, video:
Just imagine what would happen if a Republican politician made a joke like that?