Here is one more reason for Hillary Clinton to short circuit. “Carlos Danger” just re-invented himself as a mongoose.
The New York Post on Saturday published Anthony Weiner’s racy direct Twitter messages to a male college Republican leader who catfished him from the girlie handle “Nikki.”
Weiner, at a Los Angeles hotel last month for an appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher,” playfully described himself as a “mongoose,” joked about his “staff” and even gave “Nikki” his personal cell phone number so “she” could locate him.
“Text and I’ll hit that location button thing,” the husband of Clinton’s top-aide says hopefully.
But his virtual heartthrob was actually the male head of a school’s Republican club who borrowed a female friend’s Twitter account to entrap Weiner.
In one message Weiner suggested to “Nikki” he is just wearing a towel.
“I moved the tv so I could hear/see it while in the shower. I dropped it. Neighbor complained. Me Towel. Tv. Floor. And now concierge on the way.”
“She” responds, “Come out with just the towel on when he/she knocks, would pretty much = a tip for the concierge.”
Weiner first plays coy. “This is definitely a porn set up.”
But he then said hopefully, maybe the the concierge is “wearing strappy black heels and just left work to come welcome me to LA.”
In the exchange, Weiner joking refers to himself as a “mongoose” and even sends “Nikki” one.
Just Friday Page Six reported claims by Weiner’s ex-online honey Sydney Leathers that he was sexting a woman who sought her advice. But Weiner told Post reporter Mara Siegler that he knew “Nikki” was setting him up.
He called the July 27 exchanges, “a playful joust with an obvious catfish,” and, with the kind of insouciance people use to feign innocence, said, “I can confirm that I am indeed deceptively strong like a mongoose.”
Weiner sent over 60 texts to Nikki, according to exchanges the Post published online.
Indeed, after Weiner sent “Nikki” his number but “she” cuts the conversation home, claiming to need to get home to “her” roommates. The ex-congressman sounded disappointed after hearing the excuse.
“Btw, thanks for your help with wardrobe. Sheesh.”
“Nikki” told the Post that he enticed Weiner into direct messaging him simply by re-tweeting and comment on one of his posts.
“The amount of effort this took was the most alarming thing given his history,” he said. “I was trying to think how to get him to say something stupid without making it so obvious.”
Brian Fallon, press secretary for the Clinton campaign, did not immediately respond to a tweet Saturday night asking if he thought Weiner’s defense that he was deliberately toying with a “catfish” is transphobic.