Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a joke at a charity fundraiser referencing "colored people time," and it's understandably making people upset. That sound you're hearing right now is the thud of millions of Democrats hitting their heads against their desks.
Here is the clip of the "comedy" routine, which is mostly a conversation between de Blasio and Leslie Odom, Jr.—who plays Aaron Burr in the hit musical Hamilton. According to Jezebel, the routine involving Odom was a surprise, which may explain its half-baked dialogue. How bad was the joke? It overshadowed the terrible rap de Blasio did to introduce Clinton, in which he called her his "home girl." The Clinton appearance starts near 7:30 (and honestly, just skip to that because the first 7 minutes are exquisitely unfunny):
In the routine, De Blasio apologizes for being late to endorse Hillary Clinton because he was on "C.P. time." "C.P. time" is "colored people time" and is based on a stereotype about black people being tardy.
When De Blasio says this, Odom, who is black, says "I don't like jokes like that, Bill."
"Cautious politician time," Clinton says. "I've been there."
Obviously, people on Twitter weren't happy about this:
Maybe everyone can just cringe so hard that when we open our eyes again the election is over?