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Technical glitch makes de Blasio sound like crazed chipmunk in campaign vid


2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio visits FOX Business Network’s "Bulls & Bears" on August 13, 2019 in New York City. (Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

Mayor de Blasio sounded a high note ?— literally ?— in a speech to an Iowa labor conference.

Due to a technical glitch, live video of his remarks broadcast Wednesday to the Iowa Federation of Labor Convention made him sound like a chipmunk, helium junkie or, if you like, member of the Lollipop Guild.

The high-pitch tone perhaps undermined the gravity of statements like, “I believe the tide is turning, and you can see it in elections all over the state of Iowa.”

Chortles could be heard in a room of people watching the vid.

De Blasio was scheduled to travel to the Midwest on Tuesday night and appear at the Iowa event in person, but he appeared in the livestream after being waylaid by bad weather. He was expected to travel to New Hampshire later Wednesday.

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Hizzoner appeared to take the glitch in stride, tweeting, “A cancelled flight can’t stop me from my vision for putting unions and working people first (or apparently from auditioning for Alvin and the Chipmunks).”

“It was obviously a technical glitch,” de Blasio campaign spokeswoman Olivia Lapeyrolerie said in a text. “No it wasn’t pre-recorded.”