Watch Hillary Clinton And NYC Mayor De Blasio Make An Awkward Joke About A Black Stereotype

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had a perfectly good reason for dragging his foot in endorsing Hillary Clinton for president: Apparently, waiting months and months and months before proudly proclaiming he’s siding with the former New York senator was just de Blasio running on CP time, or “colored people’s time.”

The mayor — whose wife is black — made an awkward joke on the stereotype that black people are always late Saturday at the Inner Circle show, an annual event where politicians and reporters live out their wildest Broadway dreams. For the skit, de Blasio spoofed hit musical Hamilton and brought out “the queen of the Democrats” and his “homegirl” Hillary Clinton. From there, Hillary thanked the towering mayor for his endorsement, but not before highlighting his lateness.

Hillary Clinton: “Thanks for the endorsement, Bill. Took you long enough.”

Mayor de Blasio: “Sorry, Hillary. I was running on CP time.”

The joke wasn’t well received by the audience, as they can be heard groaning at the remark in a captured video. But it was all scripted with the black Hamilton actor playing former Vice President Aaron Burr adding, “I don’t like jokes like that, Bill,” before Hillary advises CP time means “cautious politician time” in the political world.

Despite the clarification, the joke still left a bad taste for some people.