Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota suspended his aggressive attacks on opponent Bill de Blasio for a moment when a caller on his telephone town hall had some vicious words for de Blasio's kids, the Daily News reported.
Sheila from Bayside, Queens said:“You know what’s sickening? Seeing his son and his daughter. We’re going to have two hippies in the mayor’s office. It’s sickening. I’ll be truthful. I hate to say that about children. But they’re not children anymore."
The call organizers reportedly immediately cut Sheila off and Lhota quickly responded.
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“I actually want to applaud the family of Bill de Blasio," Lhota said. "What a great family he has and the great children that he has. And I think we should all celebrate his marriage."
But the Lhota campaign has kept up their de Blasio attacks on Twitter, launching a new hashtag: #blahblahblahdeblasio.
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