Anthony Weiner is back in the news again, this time with his clothes on (thank goodness).
Since Donald Trump Jr. gave a rousing speech at the GOP convention, people have been speculating on whether or not he has a future in politics. Weiner says if he ever tried to run for mayor in NYC, he would run against him.
Funny, I seem to recall Weiner running for mayor once before…. it didn’t quite work out.
Former congressman Anthony Weiner, who resigned in disgrace amid a sexting scandal, said Tuesday he would only come out of political retirement to run against Donald Trump Jr. in a race for the mayor of New York City and said he would beat him “like a rented mule.”
Trump Jr., the son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has been floated as a possible challenger to Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2017 since his well-received speech in support of his father at the Republican National Convention last week in Cleveland.
…”The only thing that could make me come out of retirement and run for mayor again is if anyone named Trump ran,” Weiner told WNYW-TV. “I would come out of retirement just to beat him like a rented mule, and then I’d turn the keys back over to de Blasio.”
In classic Trump family fashion, The Donald Jr. posted his response to Weiner’s comments on Twitter:
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
I think calling Weiner’s exit from politics a “retirement” is a stretch. He was chased out of government in disgrace. Clearly Weiner is looking for an extra 15 minutes in the limelight to feel relevant again, even if it means picking a fight.