There’s one very important person in this city who doesn’t care much about Anthony Weiner’s past — Mayor Bloomberg.
The mayor chided the press yesterday for focusing so much attention on Weiner’s possible entry into the mayor’s race, a sensational development considering Weiner’s past proclivities.
The former congressman resigned in 2011.
“He’s got to decide whether he wants to run or not,” Bloomberg said, offering a pro forma response to a question being asked of many top politicians.
Then he added:
“I think the fact that that’s the question of the day…there’s got to be more important things than who runs or his history. We have major problems facing this city. Maybe that’s what you should be focusing on.”
After lecturing reporters attending his press conference in Brooklyn about the obligation of the press “to look beyond the bottom line and inform the public,” Bloomberg shrugged off Weiner’s past behavior as “irrelevant” to running the city.
“I haven’t seen one article talking about Anthony Weiner’s views on mass transit, like you talked about earlier, or anything else,” he said. “They’re all talking about something that is totally irrelevant to the problems of the city.”
The Post reported last year that Bloomberg had an unpublicized dinner with Weiner and his wife on June 27, 2010 at Testaccio restaurant in Long Island City.
When Weiner was under siege during the scandal in 2011, the mayor described his downfall as “tragic” and a “lost opportunity.”
Source: NY POST