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The candidate Ben Jealous, snaps at a reporter for the socialism question: ‘you f—ing kidding me?’

Maryland democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben asked Jealous, cursed a reporter on Wednesday whether he is a socialist.

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Maryland democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben asked Jealous, cursed a reporter on Wednesday whether he is a socialist.

To identify the “fine a point on it, with the concept of a socialist?” a reporter asked Jealous during a press conference on Wednesday.

“Are you f—ing kidding me?”, answered Jealous, the former leader of the NAACP. “This is a fine point?”

The reporter, Erin Cox of the Washington Post, the replied: “Thank you, sir.”

I asked @BenJealous, what he thought about Md Gov @Larry Hogan called him a socialist and whether he identified himself with this term.

“Are you f—ing kidding me? Means that too fine a point on it?”

— Erin Cox (@ErinatThePost) 8. August 2018

The Video was posted online by a reporter for The Daily Record’s Maryland’s news organization.

Jealous of a challenge to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, whose campaign has painted the Democrat as a far-left candidate. Jealous was supported by the democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders, sen.

JEALOUS WIN THE GOVERNOR’S PRIMARY IN MARYLAND

On Wednesday, the Democrats, the labels showed.

“He called me a very left, socialist, this is what the Tea y called for President Obama, it is what Barry Goldwater by the name of Martin Luther King,” said Jealous. “And if you see, conservative as Hogan name-calling, you will realize that you have fear.”

Hogan’s campaign pounced on the comment.

“The Governor believes that in raising the level of political discourse in our state and in our country, and swearing at reporters asking, is the exact opposite,” said Doug Mayer, Hogan’s deputy campaign manager.

Later Thursday, Jealous of his apology tweeted to the reporter for his “inappropriate language”.

I would like to early to @ErinatThePost for my inappropriate language in answer to your question today.

As a former journalist I know how important it is to respect for a free society, reporters and answer their questions honestly.

— Ben Jealous for Governor (Maryland) (@BenJealous) 8. August 2018

“As a former journalist I know how important it is to respect for a free society, reporters and answer their questions honestly,” Jealous said.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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