New York City’s prickly progressive Mayor de Blasio dissed Hillary Clinton behind her back while waiting six and a half months to endorse her for president in 2015, the New York Post reported.
His cringe-worthy digs were contained in a cache of emails dumped by City Hall last week under court order in response to a Freedom of Information suit, the Post reported.
“Do you get the feeling she needs to start learning to use short declarative sentences???” de Blasio emailed adviser John Del Cecato on June 19, 2015, about an interview where Clinton spoke about her position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “She’s even worse than me.”
Five days later, after a Senate vote cleared a hurdle in President Barack Obama’s push for the TPP trade agreement, de Blasio predicted a wishy-washy response from Clinton.
“I also think Hillary will say she’s against it and then will let the Congress pass it, and she’ll hope to implement it,” he wrote in a July email to Del Cecato and aides. “She’ll want to have her cake and eat it too.”
In another email that month, de Blasio passed along an opinion piece titled “Clinton and Obama are on the wrong side of history,” saying “Thought you’d like this.”
The mayor finally endorsed Clinton on Oct. 30, 2015.
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