When it comes to hunching over while breathing through the mouth, he surely knows a thing or two. . . If you’re the perviest creep in politics, you really shouldn’t insult millions of decent Americans in the most denigrating terms. But hey, you’re disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner, husband of close Hillary aide Huma Abedin. Appearing on today’s With All Due Respect, Weiner, slumped in his chair in T-shirt and jeans, said that Donald Trump “appeals to that mouth-breathing, hunched over, one-tooth person that is the primary voter for Republicans.”

For good measure, Weiner said “I will eat Heilemann’s shoes” if Hillary doesn’t win in a blowout. He went on to call Trump “an anti-Semitic, anti-Hispanic, xenophobic ass,” stopping just short of adding another syllable to that last word. Weiner clearly hasn’t learned a thing. He gives off the same angry, out-of-control, exhibitionist vibe as he did back in the days that his pixelated private parts adorned the front pages.

Anthony Weiner- Republican Primary Voters are ‘Mouth-Breathing, Hunched Over, One-Tooth’ from Mark Finkelstein on Vimeo.

MARK HALPERIN: Where are you sort of on the range now of the possibilities of the outcome of the presidential? What’s the best Hillary Clinton can do and kind of the worst?

ANTHONY WEINER: I will eat Heilemann’s shoes if this isn’t a blowout. Just structurally the thing–you cannot be an anti-Semitic, anti-hispanic, xenophobic ass and get elected President of the United States in 2016. And on the other hand you have arguably the most qualified person since maybe George Washington running. And the people that decide presidential elections are not the hard-core Democrats or the hard-core Republicans. They’re the casual voter that looks up from their morning newspaper or tries to figure out who’s going to protect my family, who’s going to gradually make life a little bit better for me and my community. And that’s Hillary Clinton and not an erratic jerk like Donald Trump.

JOHN HEILEMANN: I appreciate that when you were about to use that profanity.

WEINER: I wasn’t sure —

HEILEMANN: — that we didn’t have to bleep. Thank you for that. I appreciate that. We don’t have a seven-second delay. You held back just enough. You went for one syllable rather than two.

WEINER: That’s the new me.

HEILEMANN: A model of restraint. Tell me one thing that you admire about Donald Trump as a candidate? Something you would say: he does that well.

WEINER: Here’s the thing —

HEILEMANN: — he’s dangerous —

WEINER: I think he’s wildly overrated as a candidate. He is like the thousand monkeys you put in front of a typewriter and every once in a while they type a sentence. He’s not that good. And by the way, you’re going to see it at the convention. Mr. Great-at-entertainent, great at that kind of stuff. I very rarely see something that he does that I go, wow, that was pretty shrewd or pretty smart. That’s not the way he rolls. He appeals to that mouth-breathing, kind of hunched over, one-tooth person that is the primary voter for Republicans. And that’s fine by me. This is good natural selection thing we’re doing here. We’re learning who the 30% are in this country who probably shouldn’t be in charge of anything.

I am amazed that the Hillary campaign lets this creep appear on national TV.


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