Racially charged joke causes controversy for Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) speaks with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after a rally at the Javits Center on March 2, 2016 in New York CityThey were shooting for funny. Instead, the racially charged comedy routine between Hillary Clinton and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has prompted outrage and mockery. The exchange took place when the Democratic presidential frontrunner on Saturday attended the Inner Circle dinner in New York, an annual black-tie gala where journalists and politicians traditionally poke fun at each other.

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