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.”
Trump has said his son isn’t running. Weiner ran unsuccessfully for mayor twice.
This story has been corrected to show Trump Jr. told Weiner to “go back to your cave,” not “go back to his cave.”