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Hillary Clinton & NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio's Racial Humor Offends — See The Awkward Moment!

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Even though it was clearly a joke… this was not a smart thing to do.

Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio were taking part in a black tie event in front of journalists and politicos on Saturday in the city, when they made a joke that just should never have been written.

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The mayor — who officially endorsed Clinton and then teased her about how long it took — stepped up to the mic in front of Hamilton cast member Leslie Odom Jr., and decided that would be the perfect time to make a joke about… 'colored people'?!

Because it took de Blasio so long to endorse Clinton, he apparently thought it'd be a good day to make a joke about endorsing her on "C.P. time."

Of course, that is most commonly short for "colored people's time," a stereotype that has perpetuated about African-Americans being lazy and late to appointments.

He and Clinton played it off in the moment with a bad joke — ch-ch-check out how it goes down (below) — but the damage was done:

Immediately after the gaffe, it seems like de Blasio knew he had messed up — or maybe he was just angry that other people didn't get the joke when public outrage started.

The mayor said to reporters:

"It was clearly a staged show. It was a scripted show. The whole idea was to do the counter-intuitive by saying cautious politician time. Every actor thought it was a joke on a different convention. That was the whole idea. I think people are missing the point here."

But he quickly thought better of even that response; his office later released a statement where he apologized (below):

"In an evening of satire, the only person this was meant to mock was the mayor himself, period. Certainly no one intended to offend anyone."

It's not just de Blasio, either; this is quite the controversy for Clinton, after her husband Bill went OFF on Black Lives Matters protestors last week.

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With Clinton in the middle of a long primary losing streak, the timing is all bad.

We can't wait to see what happens in the New York Primary next Tuesday!

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