Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel flipped the bird to consultant Neil Hare after Hare asked Thursday evening whether he would consider running for president in 2020.
Emanuel, famed for his coarse language and caustic retorts, was caught making the gesture at BLT Steak, a restaurant blocks from the White House that is a regular stop for people with business at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
It prompted laughs from a crowd at the bar of the steakhouse.
The former chief of staff to President Obama was caught making the gesture by ITK.
“She’s a reporter,” someone at BLT said after the Chicago mayor gave Hare the bird.
“I don’t give a f---- who she is,” Emanuel shot back.