Weiner: I’d beat Trump Jr. like ‘rented mule’ in mayoral run


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.

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This story has been corrected to show Trump Jr. told Weiner to “go back to your cave,” not “go back to his cave.”

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