- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner said he’s willing to come out of retirement if Donald Trump Jr. were to enter the race for New York City mayor.

Mr. Weiner, who unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 2012, said Tuesday during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia that he would come out of retirement just to beat Mr. Trump “like a rented mule” and then he’d “turn the keys back over to [Mayor Bill] de Blasio,” a local Fox News affiliate reported.

“The only thing that could make me come out of retirement and run for mayor again is if anyone named Trump ran,” Mr. Weiner said.

When reached for comment about his oldest son’s political prospects, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told Fox: “Donald Trump Jr. has no intention of running for mayor of New York, but I was the one who predicted Anthony Weiner would flame out and not be able to run for mayor. People were amazed at how insightful I was.”

Donald Trump Jr., who currently serves as executive vice president at the Trump Organization, responded: “Too soon Anthony!!! You probably shouldn’t be talking about beating anything ever again. Go back to your cave.”

Mr. Trump, 38, said Sunday that he wouldn’t rule out running for public office someday.

“As my father says, ‘We always like to keep our options open,’” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” The Hill reported. “So if I can do that as a service to our country, I’d love to do it.”

“Maybe when the kids get out of school I would consider it,” he said last week at the Wall Street Journal’s breakfast at the convention.

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