New York City mayoral long shot Anthony Weiner got into an angry shouting match today with Saul Kessler, a real estate manager and Orthodox Jewish voter who called the Democrat a “scumbag” and “disgusting” because of the candidate’s sexting scandals. He also referenced Weiner’s marriage to Huma Abedin, saying “you’re married to an arab.” The confrontation occurred at a Borough Park bakery.
“What rabbi taught you that you’re my judge,” asked Weiner. The verbal showdown continued for approximately 2 minutes.
After the fiery exchange Weiner did what he does best – taking his case to Twitter to explain himself – telling his readers that he was defending his position and Kessler was simply a “heckler.”
Weiner has just 7% support in the Democratic primary for mayor, according to the latest Quinnipiac Poll, and is far behind front-runner Bill de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, who has 43%.
The primary is next Tuesday.