Anthony Weiner rages at a racist heckler in New York bakery


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The Independent US

He's been caught with his pants down a few times but this time Anthony Weiner is making headlines for a different reason.

Disgraced Democrat congressman Weiner has been filmed angrily arguing with a man in a New York bakery. Weiner was visiting the Brooklyn bakery as part of his campaign trail when he was heckled by a member of the public.

The man said: 'You're a real scumbag Anthony,' before adding that Weiner is 'married to an Arab.' Weiner's wife Huma Abedin is Saudi Arabian, and is a political aide to Hilary Clinton. 

Weiner responds to the heckler by saying: 'Yeah, it takes one to know one, jackass,' through a mouthful of pastry.

The man also told Weiner that he needed to 'sort out his problems and stay out of the public light,' jabbing his finger at him.

However, Weiner gives as good as he gets by telling the heckler not to judge him and suggesting the man should visit his rabbi before passing judgement on others.

Weiner later responded to the incident on Twitter saying: 'if by meltdown you mean stood up to a heckler. Yep. Did that. That's what mayors have to do sometimes.'

Weiner resigned from office back in 2011 after he used Twitter to send sexually sugestive images of himself to a woman. It later emerged that Weiner had sent other sexually explicit images and messages to other women.

The incident now known as 'Weinergate' was not the last sexual scandal to rock Weiner, only in July further images and sexts of him were published online.

The video from the New York bakery was released by Weiner's office, who felt that the footage sheds a more positive light on the congressman. In May Weiner announced on YouTube his intention to run for New York Mayor and is hoping to win political favour with the people after such high profile scandals.