“I didn’t lose to him. I think I would have beaten him, you know, if I would have stayed on the ballot, but I wasn’t on the ballot,” Ford said during a nine-minute interview on Newstalk 1010 on Thursday morning.
On Election Night, Tory was voted in as the city’s next mayor and Rob Ford was elected as a councillor. As a result, they are now members of the same council with Tory now wearing the chain of office.
But from what Ford asserted on the radio Thursday, the former mayor doesn’t feel he was personally defeated by Tory.
Ford has previously said he will run again in 2018, as long as he is healthy.
The interview Ford gave Thursday came a day after he was kicked out of council for remarks he made, as he asked questions about a report related to sending a delegation to Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy. The $ 20,000 cost had not been included in the report.
Ford said he found it “hard to believe” the omission in the report was unintentional.
The Speaker of the council asked Ford to retract his remarks and apologize, but he didn’t comply.
“Somebody must have made that mistake intentionally, somebody must have,” Ford said on Newstalk 1010, a day later.