Mayor criticized for skit with Hillary Clinton

A joke performed by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Mayor Bill de Blasio during a skit at the Inner Circle dinner has received criticism.

A joke performed by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Mayor Bill de Blasio during a skit at the Inner Circle dinner has received criticism. (4/12/16)

BROOKLYN - A skit performed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is receiving harsh criticism.

The two performed a joke at the Inner Circle dinner Saturday. The racially charged joke based on a stereotype regarding African-Americans running late. 

De Blasio defended the joke on a CNN appearance Monday night. He said, "Hillary Clinton and Leslie Odom Jr. thought it was a joke on a different convention so I think people are missing the point here."

Some Brooklyn residents said they found the joke offensive while others said they don't see what the big deal is.

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