Democratic mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner got into a heated exchange with a bakery shop patron during a campaign stop in Brooklyn Wednesday after the man appeared to call Weiner an expletive and made a misguided reference to the candidate's wife.
Two videos, one released by a blogger on the campaign trail and another released later by the Weiner campaign, capture the exchange.
"You're a real s---bag, Anthony," the man told the candidate, according to a video posted on the Weiner campaign Vimeo page.
"That's a charming guy right there," Weiner says in response as he exits the Borough Park bakery with Rosh Hashana sweets.
Weiner has slipped from leading in the Democratic mayoral primary at one point this summer, to an apparent fourth place, never regaining his lead after he admitted in July that the online explicit relationships he carried on before resigning from Congress continued as recently as last year.
In Wednesday's exchange on the campaign trail, the bakery patron then appears to say "married to an Arab," an apparent misguided reference to his wife, Huma Abedin, as others in the bakery tell him to be silent, according to the Weiner campaign video.
Weiner and the patron continue jarring as the mayoral hopeful exits the bakery. The patron calls Weiner "disgusting," among other things, and Weiner says "It takes one to know one, jackass."
The former congressman turns and yells, "You wait 'til I walk out to say anything. That's courage."
The unidentified man says, "We'll have a discussion. Come back in here. I'm not afraid of you."
In the next part of the exchange, captured on video released by the Weiner campaign (video at the top of this page) and blogger Jacob Kornbluh (video to the left), the man says Weiner does disgusting things and questions how he has "the nerve to even walk around in public."
Weiner replies, "You're a perfect person? You're my judge? What rabbi taught you that? What rabbi taught you that you're my judge?"
The man says, "You talk to God and work out your problems, but stay out of the public eye."
"You're a bad example for the people," he adds.
Weiner later says, "I fought very hard for this community and delivered more than you will ever in your entire life."
The man responds: "You never delivered anything for any of these people. You deliver for yourself. You're selfish."