UPDATE: Carl Paladino went on WABC Thursday and refused to back down from the comments he made during his altercation with Frederic Dicker—including his telling Dicker that he would "take [him] out."
Host Bernard McGuirk asked Paladino, "Do you regret using that last night? It seemed like straight out of The Sopranos, I mean it seemed that way."
"No... I said it time and again," Paladino said. "I’m taking out Sheldon Silver and I put Fred Dicker in the same category, I’m going to take him out with the rest of the trash."
Moreover, Paladino's campaign manager, Michael Caputo—who also got into a shouting match with Dicker on Wednesday—told the Buffalo News Thursday that Paladino is considering filing trespassing charges against a team of Post reporters who allegedly took photographs of his daughter in her home last week.
ORIGINAL POST: Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino got into an explosive confrontation Wednesday with Fred Dicker, the longtime Albany reporter for the New York Post — and it was all captured on video.
After it was revealed that Paladino has a ten-year-old daughter from a previous affair, the Tea Partier alleged that his rival for the governorship, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, had also had affairs.
"Has anybody asked Andrew Cuomo about his paramours?" he asked a reporter from Politico.
But Paladino offered no proof for his claims. On Wednesday, Dicker confronted the candidate about his allegations and asked him to provide some evidence.
"What evidence do you have for something most people would consider a smear?" he asked.
Things became heated very quickly, as the two got into each other's faces and Paladino's security guards moved to separate him from Dicker. Paladino repeatedly told Dicker that he would get the evidence "at the appropriate time," and Dicker kept asking him to provide proof.
Paladino said that "goons" from the Post had gone to see his daughter.
"You send another goon to my daughter's house and I'll take you out, buddy," Paladino said.
"How are you gonna do that?" Dicker shot back.
"Watch," Paladino responded.
The entire exchange was captured in videos by reporters from Capital Tonight and CBS6 Albany.