Weiner Calls GOP Rival 'Grandpa' at AARP Event, Won't Apologize

Wednesday, 07 Aug 2013 05:01 PM

By Melanie Batley

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Anthony Weiner isn't apologizing for calling an opponent at a New York City mayoral forum "grandpa."

Weiner said Wednesday that he stands by his remarks at the AARP-sponsored event the day before.

Just before an AARP debate on Tuesday, Weiner, the former Democratic congressman, was overheard calling candidate George McDonald "Grandpa" after McDonald, a Republican candidate, rejected Weiner's greeting, according to the New York Post.

Story continues below video.



A New York 1 video camera was rolling during the encounter and caught this exchage:

McDonald: I said keep your hands to yourself.
Weiner: I heard what you said.
McDonald: Don't put your hands on me ever again.
Weiner: Really? What's going to happen if I do? You're a tough guy now?
McDonald: I am. I can defend myself.
Weiner: [inaudible]...your anger issues under control.
McDonald: I don't have any anger issues.
Weiner: But you do, Grandpa.

Weiner says that he frequently is the recipient of personal attacks at forums and says a mayoral candidate "needs a thick skin."

AARP state director Beth Finkel says the organization found some comments at the forum it sponsored "unfortunate."

This was the latest round in a feud that erupted last week when McDonald called Weiner a "self-pleasuring freak" at a mayoral forum in Queens and said he was embarrassed to tell his 10-year-old granddaughter why Weiner was so famous.

Weiner replied, saying that McDonald was "chirping at the fringes."

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is About to Strike Are You Prepared?


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Goldman, US Agency in Mortgage Settlement Worth $1.2 Billion

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 21:30 PM

Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie . . .

Cop Who Pushed CNN Anchor in Ferguson Suspended Over Racist Speech

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 21:41 PM

A St. Louis County police officer who pushed back a CNN anchor during a live broadcast from Ferguson, Missouri, this wee . . .

Kudlow: Obama Using 'Left-wing Populist Tricks and Class Warfare'

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 19:08 PM

Badly behind in the polls, Team Obama is resorting to its old left-wing populist tricks, says renowned economist and CNB . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved