No mayoral gaffes on Day 2 in Chicago

- September 19th, 2012

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson (Don Peat/Toronto Sun)

Mayor Rob Ford didn’t make any gaffes during the second day of his Chicago trip – but he did joke about almost making one.

After a speech to the Team Toronto luncheon hosted by BMO Financial Group Wednesday by U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson, Ford presented him with a CFL football and invited him to come to Toronto for the 100th Grey Cup game in November.

“Next to politics, my next love (pause) besides my kids and my wife. I caught that don’t worry. That was almost a fumble but we recovered,” Ford told the crowd as they laughed and applauded. “(My qualified next love) is this great game called football. Folks, it is phenomenal, I love coaching the kids and you’re doing a phenomenal job. And I want thank everybody for being here and hope to see you back in Toronto very, very soon.”

The mayor’s trip to Chicago hasn’t been without gaffes.

On Tuesday, Ford toured Chicago’s Millennium Park to kickoff the start of his two-day Team Toronto Business Mission but ended up shouting down questions about taxpayer-funds being used to help the high school football team he coaches.

And during a friendly chat with Chicago residents, he ended up mistakenly saying Manitoba was across from Detroit — rather than Windsor.

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1 comment

  1. Stewart Gatz says:

    Has his record & behaviour become so bad that the pro-Ford Toronto Sun thinks it’s newsworthy if a day passes and our Mayor didn’t get into any trouble?

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