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Clinton took the stage for a surprise appearance at Saturday’s Inner Circle Dinner and proceeded to needle Mayor Bill de Blasio for his belated endorsement.

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"I just have to say thanks for the endorsement, Bill. Took you long enough,” Clinton told her former campaign manager.

“Sorry, Hillary, I was running on C.P. time,” de Blasio replied to gasps from the crowd.

As Raw Story explains, “C. P. time,” or “colored people time,” refers to "the stereotype that African Americans generally tell as a reason for being late to an event or a traditionally black event not beginning on time.”

"Hamilton" star Leslie Odom Jr., who is black, was onstage with de Blasio and Clinton. “I don’t like jokes like that,” he said to the mayor.

Clinton then appeared to rescue de Blasio by saying he meant "cautious politician time.”

The skit did not go over well with social media, where many users took issue with the racial nature of the material:

Bill Clinton clashed with Black Lives Matters protesters last week when he defended his wife’s 1996 description of some violent young people as “superpredators.”