NEW YORK (AP) — A Democratic former congressman who resigned in disgrace amid a sexting scandal says he’d come out of political retirement to thwart a potential New York City mayoral bid by Republican Donald Trump Jr.
The son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been floated as a possible mayoral candidate after his speech in support of Trump at the Republican National Convention last week in Cleveland.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (WEE’-nur) was asked about his possible candidacy Tuesday. He tells Fox 5 he’d re-enter politics to beat Trump Jr. “like a rented mule.”
Weiner says he’d then “turn the keys” back over to Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh).
Trump Jr. retorted on Twitter that Weiner should “go back to his cave.”
Too soon Anthony!!! You probably shouldn't be talking about beating anything ever again. Go back to your cave. https://t.co/Mingecu6o9
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 26, 2016
Trump has said his son isn’t running. Weiner ran unsuccessfully for mayor twice.
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