In an interview with Cosmopolitan.com, Hillary Clinton lay responsibility for the “C.P. time” skit she appeared in with Bill de Blasio and Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. at the New York City mayor’s feet.
The skit was ostensibly intended to mock the mayor’s hesitance to endorse Clinton, but de Blasio ended up spending Monday on damage control. “It was clearly a staged show. It was a scripted show,” he told CNN. “I think people are missing the point here.” His office clarified further, in a later statement: “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.”
In any event, as tedious as it is to watch politicians play hot potato, there is a certain amount of schadenfreude in seeing de Blasio—who, following his delayed endorsement, has spent the better part of the past six months stuck in the wilderness of Clinton’s favor, begging to be let back in from the cold—get burned like this.