Donald Trump on Tuesday revealed his views on Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY who is facing Republican calls for him to resign and a lack of support from Democrats. Trump described the Congressman as a 'bad guy,' 'psycho,' and a 'boiler ready to explode.'
I know him very well, Trump said on his YouTube Channel.
Trump said that Weiner had sought him out for campaign contributions and gave me numbers to call. He says didn't call back.
Trump said he was 'not surprised at all' about Weiner's actions, saying he had seen Weiner in various television interviews.
Below are Trump's three statements spliced together as posted to his YouTube account on Tuesday:
Many people have been asking me about Anthony Weiner, the Congressman from New York who had big ambitions and who wanted to run for the mayor of New York City. The fact is I know him very well. He called me all the time looking for campaign contributions. It would never stop. He'd give me all sorts of phone numbers. Personally I don't think I ever called him. The fact is Anthony Weiner is a bad guy. He's a psycho. And when this came out I was not surprised at all. I'd watch him in interviews. I'd watch him on television. I'd hear what he had to say. And you could see that he was like a boiler ready to explode. Little did anybody realize, especially me, that he'd get in this kind of trouble. I thought that his career was so important to him. The fact is what he was doing was more important or probably, he just had a death wish.
When you watch the interviews he did over the past week, it was incredible how much he was lying. You could see it when they asked 'Is that your picture?' and he didn't really want to give an answer. The fact is he lied. He cheated. He was as bad as I've ever seen. I don't know what this guy was thinking to do all of those interviews and now having to recant. He's a liar. He should never, ever, be allowed to run for office again. What he's done is incredible. And what he's done to his family is truly a shame.
The fact is one thing good came out of Anthony's mess? I'll never have to give him campaign contributions and that's really wonderful.