Weiner Spokesperson Lashes Out at Former Intern, Calls Her "Slutbag"
If you thought that Weiner's campaign might still have something dignified left in it, think again. New York Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner's communications director "accidentally" trashed a former intern Tuesday, in an expletive-laced rant calling her a "slutbag" who "sucked."
Barbara Morgan trashed the former intern, Olivia Nuzzi, in an uncensored interview with Talking Points Memo, which she believed to be "off the record."
Morgan called Nuzzi a "a fame hungry bitch," a "slutbag" and a "twat."
She even dropped the c-bomb, saying: ”You know what? F--k you, you little c--t. I’m not joking, I am going to sue her.”
Morgan's tirade came in response to a tell-all piece Nuzzi wrote about her experience as a campaign intern, which was published in the New York Daily News Tuesday morning.
“Nice [...] glamour shot on the cover of the Daily News. Man, see if you ever get a job in this town again,” Morgan told TPM.
Nuzzi's story suggested that many of the Weiner aides chose to join the doomed campaign because they hoped it would get them closer to Hillary Clinton. Nuzzi also remarked that there were “a lot of short résumés” among campaign staffers — Morgan's included.
The communications director issued an apology late Tuesday, after her expletive-filled comments went viral.
“In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off-the-record conversation," Morgan said. "It was wrong and I am very sorry, which is what I said tonight when I called and emailed Olivia to apologize.”
She also tweeted this late Wednesday afternoon:
Nuzzi wasn't the only one being trashed. Weiner's sexting-partner-turned-pornstar-wannabe, Sydney Leathers, also let loose in an interview, dissing the mayoral candidate on The Howard Stern Show Tuesday.
“I mean as funny as it would be to have a Mayor Carlos Danger, I think he’s a little too busy j-----g off to do anything for the city,” Leathers said.“How are you going to be mayor of New York City if you’re c---ing like five times a day?”
Incredibly (or maybe we shouldn't be so surprised by now?), Weiner is still pushing forward with the mayoral race, releasing a new campaign video Tuesday night in which he vows to keep fighting.
"I know that there are newspaper editors, and other politicians that say, ‘Boy, I wish that guy Weiner would quit,'” the mayoral hopeful says in the video. “They don’t know New York, certainly don’t know me. Quit isn't the way we roll in New York City.”