De Blasio's video snafu earns laughter in Iowa

De Blasio's video snafu earns laughter in Iowa
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A video appearance by New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioMayor accuses de Blasio of dumping New York's homeless in Newark Conservatives must absolutely talk politics at the Thanksgiving table Booker campaign announces six-figure ad buy to qualify for December debate MORE at the Iowa Federation of Labor suffered a technical glitch that made the voice of the presidential contender sound high-pitched. 

Organizers apologized for the glitch, which had sparked laughter, and later replayed the video with a normal sounding de Blasio.


"First of all, I again apologize for the technical glitch, whatever happened with the mayor addressing us," an event official told attendees. "Following the next candidate's speech, we will play that video. We've managed to fix it." 

"You all deserve to hear the mayor speak in his own voice," the official continued.

Journalists quickly tweeted out the glitch, with one reporter pointing out that it sounded helium-induced. 

De Blasio later responded to the technical difficulty, joking that he would try his "best chipmunk impression" if it meant being able to share his message.

"If a high-pitched voice is what it takes to spread a message about putting working people first, pass the mic and I’ll try my best chipmunk impression while talking about how we achieved universal pre-K, a $15 minimum wage and a #GreenNewDeal for New York City," he tweeted.

De Blasio was one of sixteen candidates slated to speak at the event in Iowa. 

The mayor, along with Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeFight against flavored e-cigarettes goes local Krystal Ball: What Harris's exit means for the other 2020 candidates Bullock drops White House bid, won't run for Senate MORE (D), was forced to cancel his in-person appearance due to flight delays, according to the NBC affiliate in Des Moines.

Updated 4:15 p.m.