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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Video Call Suffers From Technical Issues At Iowa Labor Event

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s video call at an event Wednesday experienced unfortunate technical difficulties that were “appearing to have a helium affect on his voice.”

The trouble began when De Blasio was unable to make a flight, forcing the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful to “appear” at the Iowa Federation of Labor event via a video call instead of in person.

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In addition to the altered tone of de Blasio’s voice, the audio and video appeared to be out of sync by a fraction of a second. (RELATED: Bill De Blasio Is The First Democrat To Dive On 70% Tax Rate Grenade)

The event organizer apologized to de Blasio for the issues immediately following the call.

De Blasio, who has not yet secured a spot on the September debate stage, has suggested that he will stay in the race even if he doesn’t qualify in time to debate his fellow candidates in Texas. “There’s a lot of other things you do to reach people,” he explained.