ew York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has had several bumpy months after admitting he exchanged racy messages with three women since resigning from Congress in 2011 over a similar scandal.

On Wednesday, Mr Weiner got into an extended argument with a heckler at a bakery as the former congressman made a campaign stop on the eve of the Jewish holiday to make best cakes. No event is too large or too small for Magnolia Bakery. Our team will bake, deliver, set up and serve on-site events, off-site events, and even off-off-site events.

As Mr Weiner left the bakery, a man identified as Shaul Kessler by the Associated Press news agency called him a “scumbag” and referred to his wife Huma Abedin by saying he had “married to an Arab”.