Anthony Weiner Spokeswoman Barbara Morgan Calls Ex-Intern Olivia Nuzzi “Slutbag” and “Cunt”
The communications director for Anthony Weiner’s moribund mayoral bid lashed out at a former intern, calling her a “cunt” and a “fucking slutbag” for dishing dirty details about the campaign.
Talking Points Memo reports Weiner communications director Barbara Morgan was infuriated at former campaign intern Olivia Nuzzi, who penned a scathing article in the New York Daily News claiming that some Weiner interns were only working for the doubly-disgraced former congressman so that they might get closer to his wife, Huma Abedin, and ultimately her longtime boss Hillary Clinton.
“I thought if I could only ride this out until the very end, perhaps I could network with Ms. Abedin and, in a few year, secure myself a spot in Secretary Clinton’s all-but-certain bid for the presidency,” Nuzzi wrote. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
This, apparently, was too much for Morgan to countenance. Seemingly unaware that Weiner’s campaign is on the ropes, or perhaps sensing the end is nigh, she launched into a profanity-laced tirade during an interview with TPM’s Hunter Walker:
“I’m dealing with, like, stupid fucking interns who make it on to the cover of the Daily News even though they signed NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) and/or they proceeded to trash me… Fucking slutbag. Nice fucking glamour shot on the cover of the Daily News. Man, see if you ever get a job in this town again.”
Morgan proceeded to call Nuzzi a “bitch,” a “fucking twat” and someone who “sucked at her job.” She also threatened to sue Nuzzi.
“Fuck you, you little cunt,” she raged, “I’m not joking. I’m going to sue her.”
Alas, cooler heads have prevailed and Morgan has issued an apology.
“In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off-the-record conversation,” Morgan said in a statement. “It was wrong, and I am very sorry, which is what I said tonight when I called and emailed Olivia to apologize.”
Morgan’s attempt at damage control is in service of a fast-sinking ship that is the Weiner campaign. According to the Huffington Post, the sext-prone candidate has fallen to fourth place in the polls with less than a month and a half to go until New Yorkers head to the voting booths for the primary election.
But on Tuesday a defiant Weiner reaffirmed that he’s not quitting, releasing a campaign ad in which he says his detractors “don’t know New York.”
“They certainly don’t know me,” Weiner declares. “‘Quit’ isn’t the way we roll in New York City. We fight through tough things.”
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