Politico reporter Mike Allen started the week with a semi-apology to his readers, and things went further downhill for him at a Wednesday event, when Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel scolded him for publicly revealing his upcoming vacation plans.
The tense moment came during a live interview hosted Wednesday by Politico in Chicago, where Emanuel's administration is under scrutiny for allegedly covering up racially charged police misconduct.
Allen mentioned during the event that Emanuel told him "backstage" that he was taking his family on a trip abroad for the holidays. "You're headed these holidays to Cuba, why?" he said.
After a pause, Emanuel said, "Well, first of all, thanks for telling everybody what I'm going to do with my family. You just had a private conversation with me and now you've decided to make that public. I really don't appreciate that. I really don't."