He lied about it. And when he wasn’t lying, he was cocky about it.
In the second half of a two-part interview with former Congress member, Kelly showed Weiner – in a series of clips – how he remained unapologetic throughout the lewd sexting scandal. The controversy ultimately led to his defeat New York mayoral elections in September last year.
“I’m trying to understand how someone like that could go on national television and be that cocky?” Kelly exclaimed.
This – quite obviously – prompted a fiery response from Weiner.
“Listen to you. I was the guest on your show and you’re talking over me the entire time. Let me ask you, do you think that’s good TV?”
“I think getting answers to my questions is good TV,” Kelly replied. “I don’t work for you, I work for the viewers.”
This isn’t the first time Weiner had an awkward exchange on television. He has, in fact, had a series of them ever since he admitted that he was “Carlos Danger,” an internet handle he used to sext with various women.
An interview with Sean Hannity, also from Fox News, turned hostile when the host asked Weiner “what the hell” he was thinking while sending his nude pictures to women. The one with Buzzfeed Brews was even more embarrassing when Ben Smith asked Weiner why he didn't use Snapchat to send the texts.
"I don’t have a good answer to that," Weiner said, looking visibly irritated and very angry.