Weiner jokes about fat cops in Brooklyn campaign stop

 United States Representative for New York Anthony Weiner poses at his office on September 21, 2004. Credit: Getty Images
Credit: Getty Images

On the eve of National Donut Day, mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner may have bought into the stereotype about cops and their favorite pastries a little too publicly.

The former congressman, speaking at Temple Shaare Emeth in Canarsie, was discussing putting officers on bike and foot patrols when he joked, “I think a few of them could use a few hours on a bike, if you know what I’m saying.”

Afterward, he walked the statement back a bit, saying he wanted cops to “go out and walk and to bike and just be a presence in the community,” the New York Post reported.

At the same event, Weiner also reportedly asked one questioner if she was flirting with him.

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