The possibility of Donald Trump Jr. running for mayor of New York City drew a response from former mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, which ignited a social media feud between the two.
On Tuesday, when a news reporter asked Weiner about the speculation surrounding a possible Trump Jr. run for mayor, the former congressman said, "I would come out of retirement justto beat him like a rented mule and then I'd turn the keys back over to de Blasio," Fox5 reported.
That statement drew a response on Twitter from Trump Jr., who made a comment on Weiner’s word choice, NBC4 added.
Too soon Anthony!!! You probably shouldn't be talking about beating anything ever again. Go back to your cave. https://t.co/Mingecu6o9— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 26, 2016
Donald Trump himself chimed in about his son’s political future and to take a swipe at Weiner, telling Fox5, "Donald Trump Jr. has no intention of running for mayor of New York, but I was the one who predicted Anthony Weiner would flame out and not be able to run for mayor. People were amazed at how insightful I was."
Weiner, though, known for his social media presence and past online missteps, took to Twitter and focused his attention on the younger Trump.
Is there a word for the baby of a trust fund baby?— (((Anthony Weiner))) (@anthonyweiner) July 26, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio also spoke up about the possibility of a Trump Jr. candidacy as a threat to his re-election, telling Politico, "In terms of Donald Trump Jr., I will predict something right here and now: that his father and his values will be rejected soundly by the people of New York City in November. So, if after that, he thinks that it’s a great idea to run against me, be my guest."