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Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio referenced a racist joke at a comedy show

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio referenced a racist joke at a journalist-run comedy show Saturday.

In jokingly explaining his delayed endorsement of Clinton, Newsweek reports de Blasio said, "Sorry, Hillary. I was running on CP time," a reference to "Colored People's Time," a racist term that implies African-Americans are often late. Clinton quipped back, "Cautious politician time. I've been there."

Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. was also in on the gag. Watch the uncomfortable moment go down below. Julie Kliegman

UPDATE: The mayor's office released a statement saying: "During an evening of satire, the only person this comment was meant to mock was the mayor. Certainly no one intended to offend anyone."