UPDATE 4:57 p.m. ET — It appears Anthony Weiner was baited into a fight.
Newly released video shows that the unidentified deli patron seen in the videos below repeatedly heckled the mayoral candidate, even going so far as to bring up the former congressman’s wife, Huma Abedin.
“You’re a real scumbag,” the patron can be heard saying at the at the 03:48 mark in a new video released by the Weiner campaign.
“Wow, very nice. In front of the kids,” Weiner says, exiting the shop. “That’s a charming guy right there.”
“Married to an Arab,” the patron mutters.
From there the conversation devolves into the heated discussion everyone saw earlier Thursday:
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner may have gotten more than he bargained for when he visited a kosher deli Wednesday.
As Weiner exited the establishment, he got into a heated argument with a constituent who doesn’t seem ready to forgive the former Congressman for his sexual indiscretions.
“You have the nerve to even walk around in public,” the unidentified man says to Wiener, “and you’re disgusting.”
“You’re my judge?” a visibly angry Weiner shoots back. “What rabbi taught you that? What rabbi taught you that you’re my judge?”
“You’re fine,” the man answers, “you talk to God and work out your problems, but stay out of the public eye.”
“It’s not up to you to judge, my friend. I don’t take my judgment from you!”
“You’re a bad example for the people.”
From there things became more heated:
Now here’s their fight as recorded by a second patron:
And here’s what may have set off the confrontation. Earlier in the mayoral candidate’s visit, someone can be heard referring to him as a “white-collar welfare recipient”:
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