Posted: October 27th, 2016 | Filed under: Things That Make You Go "Oy"
The hacked emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta call Mayor Bill de Blasio a “terrorist” for declining to endorse his former boss and refer to him as a “bit insufferable.”
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When Clinton’s campaign was having issues with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Podesta wrote in June 2015 to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin that Garcetti should be added “to the BdB file.”
“Adding to the list! What is the deal with mayors these days,” Abedin replied.
Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, advised Podesta to ignore de Blasio’s Progressive Agenda Committee.
“Politically, we are not getting any pressure to join this from our end. I leave it to you guys to judge what that means for you. But I’m not sweating it,” Tanden said.
After de Blasio reported to Tanden, Podesta and Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook that he had praised Clinton during an appearance on “Morning Joe” and would “spend the next year and a half battling conservatives at every turn,” Tanden said she found the mayor to be annoying.
“I find him a bit insufferable. Sorry if I let my extreme annoyance show,” Tanden wrote to Podesta.
De Blasio joked Wednesday that he was “crushed” to hear about the emails.
“When you are nudging your friends to go farther sometimes people push back or find that unpleasant,” de Blasio said.
The mayor said he goes “back a long way” with Clinton and her inner circle.