NEW YORK — Anthony Weiner — the former U.S. 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 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, who represented New York until June 2011, was asked Tuesday about his possible candidacy. He told Fox 5 he’d re-enter politics to beat Trump Jr. “like a rented mule.”
Weiner said he would then “turn the keys” back over to Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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.