Watch David Dinkins flip off Rangel protesters

Video of the 83-year-old former mayor showing hecklers what he thinks of them

Topics: Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., War Room,

Watch David Dinkins flip off Rangel protestersFormer New York City Mayor David Dinkins arrives at a birthday party/fundraiser for Rep. Charlie Rangel last night

Citing “witnesses, whose accounts were confirmed by the former mayor,” the New York Times reports that David Dinkins, the 83-year-old former New York mayor, gave the middle finger to a crowd of protesters on his way into Rep. Charlie Rangel’s birthday party/fundraiser last night.

But NY1, New York City’s 24-hour news station, did the Times one better and got video of Dinkins’ obscene gesture. We can’t seem to embed the video here, but it’s at the 1:18 mark of Josh Robin’s report, which can be viewed here.

Also, Politico’s Maggie Haberman Tweeted the following this morning:

Rangel on resignation calls: “I think Mayor Dinkins really expressed my view the best last night…..I can’t find a better way to say it.”

Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki writes about politics for Salon. Reach him by email at SKornacki@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @SteveKornacki

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