There are a ton of things to attack Anthony Weiner with that calling him a "racist" feels overboard. Erick Salgado, mayoral candidate and opponent, says Weiner should apologize to all latinos for picking the name ‘Carlos’. And why not? Isn’t that the only attack they know?
One of Mr. Weiner’s opponents in the mayoral race wants an apology.
“For Anthony Weiner to hide under a Spanish name to do his bad behavior is very insulting to the Spanish community,” Rev. Erick Salgado said yesterday in a video recorded by Shimon Gifter.
Mr. Salgado, a long-shot candidate of Puerto Rican descent, explained that Latino names are too often the butt of jokes or used to symbolize negative behavior, which needs to stop.
“I believe he have to apologize to the Latino community. Every time, many people do wrong behavior, it’s always a Carlito, a Pedrito, a Miguelito. But behind that name, it was really not a Carlito. It was a ‘Anthony Weiner.’ You have to apologize to the Latino community. It’s an insult,” he added with a smile.