New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that he and his wife, Chirlane McCray, haven’t smoked marijuana in Gracie Mansion since he became mayor in 2014.
During a presser about lifting the cellphone ban at public schools, de Blasio was asked by TheDC if he and McCray had ever smoked weed inside the mayor’s official residence.
“No,” the mayor said, flanked by chuckling aides and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.
“I haven’t smoked marijuana since I was at NYU,” he said to laughter. But de Blasio did not elaborate on the last time his wife smoked marijuana.
Colin Campbell of Business Insider thought about de Blasio’s last line and playfully tweeted that the mayor was indeed at New York University… last June.
— Colin Campbell (@BKcolin) January 7, 2015
Former NYPD detective Bo Dietl alluded to a pot habit he believes de Blasio has when he made explicit marijuana smoking hand and mouth gestures on the Fox News program “Outnumbered” on Tuesday.
“What about in the backyard when [he] built the wall higher?” Dietl asked, noting to TheDC that de Blasio and McCray would likely not smoke “inside” of Gracie Mansion, but outside in the backyard.
As far as McCray is concerned, Dietl would only say, “A little birdie tweeted in my ear—someone from law enforcement told me that his wife is smoking pot. It’s not the end of the world.”
He added that “It makes no difference now if he smokes pot. The way it’s handled now, it’s almost legal. The cops can’t lock you up for just possessing it.”
“My belief is people who smoke pot become very lazy and they’re very not on time. They have a very laid back attitude and maybe that’s why he’s late a lot. I’m just trying to figure out why he’s late all the time. People have to wait for him all the time.”