MSNBC host Thomas Roberts stopped himself on air Wednesday after calling Sydney Leathers, the woman who traded sexts with New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, “batshit.”
Roberts played a clip of Leather’s interview with Howard Stern’s radio show, in which she explained how Weiner “lured her in” to the sexting situation.
“This chick is so batshit you know –” Roberts said before stopping himself. “Excuse me. But Leathers is reportedly considering a porn deal now. So that’s why I say that this whole thing is such a big mess.”
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