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Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Curses At WaPo Reporter

Amber Athey White House Correspondent

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous cursed at a Washington Post reporter who asked him if he identifies as a socialist on Wednesday.

Erin Cox said she asked Jealous to respond to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan calling him a socialist, and Jealous replied, “Are you f***ing kidding me? Does that put too fine a point on it?”

A video from an endorsement announcement for Jealous shows the moment he snapped at the reporter.

WATCH (Relevant portion begins at 12:00): 

“Not to put too-fine a point on it, but do you identify with the term, ‘socialist?'” Cox asked.

“Are you fucking kidding me?” Jealous asserted as supporters behind him smiled awkwardly.

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