Anthony Weiner uses fake Jamaican accent during West Indian Day Parade
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner attended Monday’s West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, riding his own float and using a fake Caribbean accent.
One YouTube video posted after the parade shows Weiner shouting from the float: “Anybody here from Jamaica? Anybody here from Barbados? Anybody here from Guyana?” Then finally adding, “Anybody here from Staten Island?”
Another video shows the embattled candidate saying, “Let’s hear it for the NYPD,” and receiving a negative response from those on his float.
Wiener made headlines earlier this month when he mocked an English reporter’s accent on video.
“It’s hard to take you seriously,” Weiner told the British journalist. “I just have a feeling I like stepped into a Monty Python bit.”
Weiner’s fellow Democratic mayoral candidates were also in attendance for the parade.
Democratic primaries are set for September 10.
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