Rob Ford Tells Matt Lauer He's Finally Getting Help… For His Weight (Video)

Rob Ford Tells Matt Lauer He's Finally Getting Help… For His Weight (Video)

Toronto mayor is “training every day”

Rob Ford has admitted smokin crack and driving drunk, but told Matt Lauer on “Today” that what he's working on every day is his weight.

“I'm not in any drug treatment programs,” Ford said in an interview that aired Tuesday. “I have a weight issue. I've been training every day. All I can say, Matt: Actions speak louder than words. I invite you to come back. Give me five or six months and if they don't see a difference, I'll eat my words.”

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Lauer also asked Ford's brother, Toronto councilman Doug Ford, if he ever worries about the mayor. He also mentioned weight.

“His weight issues, when he goes on a binge, when he goes, if you want to call it binge-drinking, and I hear about it, yeah, it's concerning,” Doug Ford said. “Do I know, on a personal side, has Rob been 100 percent honest? No, he hasn't.”

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Lauer asked Ford if, given his history of abusing alcohol and drugs, he was capable of leading Toronto in an emergency.

“I'm very fortunate it hasn't happened,” said Ford, who was stripped of many of his powers last week in a vote by the Toronto City Council.

Ford also turned the question on Lauer: “Say your son or daughter just got killed in a car accident and you're plastered out of your mind at three in the morning,” Ford said. “Are you there able to handle that?”

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We're going to hazard a guess that Lauer wakes up too early in the morning to be plastered at 3 a.m. very often.

Watch the interview:

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  • Jim

    Did he call black people, “brother?”