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.”
Mayor Bill De Blasio battling some (helium-related?) technical difficulties as he tries to video call into the Iowa Federation of Labor forum today. I’ll just leave this here. pic.twitter.com/7G0BUznYI9
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).”
A canceled flight can't stop me from sharing my vision for putting unions and working people first (or apparently from auditioning for Alvin and the Chipmunks).