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Watch: Anthony Weiner tries to sound ‘Jamaican’ during West Indian Day Parade

By Arturo Garcia
Monday, September 2, 2013 19:43 EDT
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Anthony Weiner speaks to the media after courting voters outside a Harlem subway station on May 23, 2013. Image via AFP.
 
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While New York City’s annual West Indian Day Parade drew many of the city’s mayoral candidates on Monday, Anthony Weiner seemed to want to go the extra mile in ingratiating himself with the voters.

Video posted by the New York Daily News on Monday shows Weiner calling out, “Anybody here from Jamaica? Anybody here from Barbados?” from atop a float in a faux-Jamaican accent.

Weiner also asks, “Anybody here from Guyana? Anybody here from Staten Island?” before holding his arms open.

In another Daily News video, Weiner exhorts the crowd, “Let’s hear it for the NYPD,” eliciting a response of “No” from two other people on the float.

Watch the videos, posted by the Daily News on Monday, below.

[Image via Agence France-Presse]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
 
 
 
 
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