Embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner mocked British reporter Lucy Watson of ITV, telling her “it’s hard to take you seriously,” mocking her accent and saying he felt like he “stepped into a ‘Monty Python’ bit.”
At a campaign stop Thursday, Watson asked Weiner if he was running for mayor because of ambition, “the hunger for the big job” or “the power.”
“It’s hard to take you seriously,” said Weiner, who is trying to recover from his second sexting scandal after Sydney Elaine Leathers came forward with explicit online chats between her and the candidate. “It has to do with wanting to be the mayor of the city of New York and wanting to help the middle class and those struggling to make it.”
He then added in a British accent, “or the hunger for the big job.”
“Would anything stop you,” Watson asked.
“I just have a feeling I like stepped into a ‘Monty Python’ bit,” he said. “I don’t know, would anything stop me? Now is a rock going to fall on my head? No, nothing’s going to stop me. I’m going to win this election.”
Weiner then offered to do some freelancing for ITV.
“Anything else I can do for ITV? You want me to do the weather or something?” he asked.
The struggling candidate then launched into a generic forecast for England.
“It’s going to be rainy, cloudy and gray,” Weiner said. “So do what you can, guys. Try to keep your head up, keep a stiff upper lip.”
Weiner then wrapped up his press conference, saying he had to run off to feed his baby, Jordan.
Watch the exchange below: