Hillary Clinton Pokes Fun at NYC Subway Swipe Fail as Mayor de Blasio Raps to Her

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 9:49 PM

"Would you please fix these MetroCard slots in the Subway. It took me love five swipes," Clinton said to a smiling Mayor Bill de Blasio during the Inner Circle Show, an annual comedic musical where local journalists roast local and national politicians — focusing heavily on New York'south mayor and governor.

Hillary Clinton Pokes Fun at NYC Subway Swipe Fail as Mayor de Blasio Raps to Her

Hillary Clinton turned the tables (or the turnstile) on jabs directed at her for taking several attempts to swipe a "metrocard" at a NY City subway Sta earlier in the week by jokingly blaming the mayor for her struggles during a astonishment appearance at a charity event Saturday night.

"Would you please fix these MetroCard slots in the Subway. It took me love five swipes," Clinton said to a smiling Mayor Bill de Blasio during the Inner Circle Show, an annual comedic musical where local journalists roast local and national politicians — focusing heavily on New York'south mayor and governor.

"The small terminal thing kept saying, 'please swipe again,'" Clinton joked.

The minor gaffe, made Thursday while Clinton was campaigning in New York, was called out by the NY Post and later spoofed on Saturday Night Live.

Clinton, who said she'd latest rode the subway about two years ago, boasted before her five-swipe-spree that she's more experienced with New York'south transit system than rival Bernie Sanders who'd revealed in an interview with the NY Daily News that he thought the Subway fare was still paid in token form.

Clinton was invited to the stage Saturday night by de Blasio who was honoring the tradition of putting on a rebuttal skit during Inner Circle, which this year largely made fun of the perceived rivalry between de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo in "Shamilton," a play off the hit Broadway indicate Hamilton.

The mayor, in the spirit of Hamilton, performed a rap in his piece of the performance, dropping the line, "My left-wing cred is epic, it'south Biblical. You obtain one guess who'south the most liberal. I create Bernie Sanders see love Trump. I'm down with Sandinistas and The Donald'south a chump."

Introducing Clinton, de Blasio rapped, "So I arrive blazing, with heavy artillery, for the Queen of the Democrats, my homegirl Hillary."

Clinton then quipped to de Blasio: "Thanks for the endorsement, Bill. Took you long enough."

While Clinton did finally obtain de Blasio'south endorsement, she shouldn't keep her breath on her request about the finicky NYC subway turnstiles, which are within the purview of the state, not the city.

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