Because of course he does.
Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former New York Congressman and husband of Hillary confidante Huma Abedin, has (ahem) inserted himself into the debate over the 2016 election.
Weiner has obvious reasons for backing Clinton which go beyond party affiliation and his wife’s relationship to the Democratic nominee. If Hillary wins, Weiner will have access to the White House and a host of new career opportunities.
Even if you take all of that into account however, his estimation of Hillary is a little over the top.
The Weekly Standard reports:
Weiner Calls Clinton ‘Most Accomplished Candidate’ Since George Washington
Anthony Weiner called Hillary Clinton “the most accomplished” U.S. presidential candidate since the nation’s first president Tuesday.
“You take a look at her resume and what she’s accomplished, I think you can make a pretty good case that she’s the most accomplished candidate for president maybe since George Washington,” Weiner said.
The former New York congressman pointed to Clinton’s time as Secretary of State, senator of New York, and first lady as examples of her expertise.
Others who might be considered more accomplished than Clinton before serving as president are Dwight Eisenhower, the commander of the Allied forces that won World War II; George H.W. Bush, who survived being shot down over the Pacific during World War II and served in numerous positions in government; and Ulysses Grant, who served as the commanding general of the Union army that won the Civil War.
You’ll no doubt be shocked to learn this assertion went unchallenged on MSNBC.
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Rest assured that if the White House gig doesn’t work out, Weiner has a backup plan.
The New York Post reports:
Anthony Weiner will run for mayor again — but only against Donald Trump Jr.
Anthony Weiner just doesn’t know when to let go — of politics, that is.
The sext-sending former Congressman said Tuesday he would come out of retirement and once again run for New York City mayor, but on one condition: there’s gotta be a Trump on the ticket.
The 51-year-old made the claim as Donald Trump Jr. said he might consider entering politics in 2017 with a run for City Hall.
“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,” Weiner told FOX 5 on the floor of the Democratic National Convention.
Anthony Weiner is one of those failed politicians who will do anything to stay in public life no matter the cost to his dignity.
He’ll probably never go away.
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