(UPDATE) VIDEO: Anthony Weiner loses his cool over ‘Arab’ jab

UPDATE: The Anthony Weiner campaign later posted a longer version of the incident on its Vimeo page.

The longer video starts still inside the bakery. After a few minutes of Weiner chatting with the store employees and declining a discount they try to offer him, he turns to leave. The critic seen in the other video can be heard in this video saying, “You’re a scumbag, Anthony. Married to an Arab.”

Weiner later told reporters the comment about his wife was why he felt the need to go back inside and confront the man.

 

Metro’s original story is below.

After a formidable performance at Tuesday night’s final Democratic mayoral candidate debate, Anthony Weiner lost his cool on the campaign trail again on Wednesday, flying off the handle in response to criticism from a Jewish voter.

The exchange was caught on video and posted online by Yeshiva World News reporter Jacob Kornbluh.

Weiner was leaving Weiss Family Bakery in Borough Park during a campaign stop when the shouting match started.

“That’s a charming guy right there,” Weiner says in response to the man’s comments as he exits the bakery.

When the man continues to heckle Weiner, including calling him “disgusting,” Weiner fires back, “It takes one to know one, jackass.”

Clearly baited, he reels around and engages his critic, badgering: “What’s that? What’s that?” 

“You’re a bad example for the people,” the man pressed, urging Weiner to “stay out of the public eye.”

“What rabbi taught you that you’re my judge?” Weiner demands of the man, who is wearing a yarmulke.

Weiner continues to question the man’s “moral superiority,” and indignantly adds: “By the way, I fought very hard for this community and delivered more than you will ever for your entire life!”

When the man disagrees, insisting “you delivered for yourself,” Weiner declares his accusation “baloney.”

“Your ignorance is being shown to the entire world,” the candidate warns, gesturing to the myriad cameras and iPhones recording their dispute.

Follow Danielle Tcholakian on Twitter @danielleiat



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

MLB

Joe Torre: I'm in Hall of Fame because…

Joe Torre spent 18 years putting together a near Hall of Fame career as a player. But it was the 12 years he spent as…

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.