De Blasio Dodges Questions About Supporter Alec Baldwin’s Anti-Gay Rant [Update]

Mr. de Blasio speaking outside City Hall today, yet silent on Baldwin rant.
Mr. de Blasio speaking outside City Hall today.

Actor Alec Baldwin surprised the country last night by going on a profanity-laced Twitter rant against a Daily Mail reporter, which included physical threats and homophobic insults like “you toxic little queen.”

But given 14 hours to respond, the man Mr. Baldwin has endorsed in the mayor’s race, Bill de Blasio, has had nothing to offer but radio silence. Indeed, the city’s public advocate declined to comment on Mr. Baldwin–who is set to host a widely-touted fund-raising dinner on Mr. de Blasio’s behalf–in-person earlier today.

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