Savannah Guthrie to Interview Anthony Weiner on TODAY
Savannah Guthrie will sit down with New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, one day before New Yorkers head to the polls to cast their vote in the primaries. The live, in-studio interview will air today, Monday, September 9 on NBC's TODAY.
Guthrie also sat down with Weiner for a taped exclusive interview that aired yesterday morning on "Meet the Press" Weiner told Guthrie: "I'm convinced that I'm gonna be the next mayor of this city."
About his wife, Huma Abedin, Weiner said: "Her crime is standing at my side and helping me get through it." He also told Guthrie he did not know if his wife would be with him on election night.
"From the moment go, I was waging this campaign on a bet," he said. "And the BET was basically that I know that people have embarrassing things they would hear about me and did know about me and my background."
Weiner's campaign has been embroiled in controversy since nearly the beginning, when it was discovered that he had been sending lewd photos to women who were not his wife after leaving Congress.
Weiner told Guthrie he knew "100 percent" his past would be a distraction in his campaign, and overshadow his message and ideas. Now in fourth place, he has slipped from the frontrunner position he once held at the start of his campaign.