Fiery NY Mayoral Candidate Blasts Hillary & De Blasio for 'Racist' Joke
Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio have found themselves at the center of controversy after making a racially-charged joke this weekend that left no one laughing.
“I just have to say, thanks for the endorsement, Bill,” Clinton told the New York City mayor at a black tie event. “Took you long enough.”
“Sorry, Hillary. I was running on CP time,” said de Blasio, drawing a reference to the phrase “colored people” time.
Clinton quickly joked that he was referring to “cautious politician” time. But for many people, the damage was done, says Rev. Michel Faulkner.
“This was insensitive to say the least, and racist to an extreme,” he said of the pre-planned skit, shown in the clip above.
“Sometimes we over-dramatize things, but this could not be over-dramatized. Because these were two people who were supposedly champions of equal rights and fairness. They should have known better.”
Faulkner, a Republican who is running for mayor of New York City, pointed out that both Clinton and de Blasio “have depended on the black vote and the African-American community for their support.”
“They have pandered to the black community, they have told them that they were going to take care of them,” he told Greta Van Susteren.
“We should start to learn and understand that they really don’t have our best interests at heart."
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