Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: ‘I’m Not Perfect’

Can't remember crack-smoking video because 'I was very, very inebriated'

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford during council at City Hall in Toronto, on Nov. 13, 2013.

Disgraced Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was more eager to discuss his weight issues than his drinking and drug abuse on a Today Show interview that aired Tuesday morning, which the hosts said left them “speechless.”

When NBC’s Matt Lauer asked Ford about “bringing disgrace” to his public office, Ford admitted “I’m not perfect,” but said he’s still a good public servant. Ford also questioned the video that police and news reports have said depict him smoking crack cocaine because, he said, “I can’t remember it. I was very, very inebriated.”

In the last two weeks, Ford has publicly acknowledged and apologized for smoking crack, made lewd comments about oral sex, and knocked over a city councilwoman as lawmakers stripped him of many of his mayoral powers.

Ford said in the latest interview that he’s not in a drugs or alcohol treatment program, although “I have a weight issue, I’ve been training every day.”

Even as local lawmakers look to diminish his influence, Ford said he’s look toward a reelection campaign next year.

“They’re not going to find another Rob Ford,” he said.

186 comments
dallison534
dallison534

Hm-m-m-m-m!  George W. Bush was elected President, twice, in spite of a drunk driving conviction in Maine!  At least he had the sense to not be vulgar, and he was not a fat slob trying to justify his having been in an elected office. 

Fastgirl
Fastgirl

Refreshing for a politican to admit he is not perfect. Some of our elected officials should do the same.

Diana Stoneman
Diana Stoneman

what are the good reports on him??..sounds like the bad is more than the good...

Lee Rowan
Lee Rowan

well, he's got ONE thing right, anyway.

Scott Smith
Scott Smith

Amen to a free election or what ever those Canadians do. I tell you this, you have to screw up pretty good for the US to take notice.

Amira Saran
Amira Saran

Was this man doing a good job before his personal business was exposed via the media?

Ron Morrain
Ron Morrain

And he is proving himself right every day.

Re Bell
Re Bell

das so einer im Amt bleiben darf - die nsa war wohl da ein bissle blind, oder wie heist DAS: "Einflussnahme im Dienst"?

Jim Williams
Jim Williams

It could be worse.. It could've had a heroin problem

Shari Chornley
Shari Chornley

Its city councils fault... Its everybody's fault but his own!!!!!!!!

Anne Matthews
Anne Matthews

he needs to leave what a disgrace for Canada.

Eric Lapham
Eric Lapham

He came from Disney Channel just like Miley Cyrus

Sonat Schulz
Sonat Schulz

Hahaha..best joke ever. I still cant believe this liar has supporters.

Mark Pavier
Mark Pavier

A sign of the times, just another small step towards social meltdown, He thinks his conduct is excusable, say no more !

Tyler Kelly
Tyler Kelly

Understatement of the year goes to...

rar113
rar113

He may not be the perfect mayor, but he's the perfect mayor for ... Toronto?

Kathryn MacDonald
Kathryn MacDonald

Looks like it's time to go take up residence in a van down by the river. Eh?

Axe Music-Gfx
Axe Music-Gfx

Your mom loves getting tackled. She wear cleats in bed. The woman has an autographed OJ jersey.

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Openminded1
Openminded1

@Sonat Schulz why not the liar in the white house does too.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@Mark Pavier drugs does that to people  no matter who they think they are.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@Scott Berrian no hes more fun every one needs a good laugh . he is the clown of the week.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@Travis Holder male prostitution is illegal.