'I am so f------ mad at you': Rob Ford to columnist

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. (QMI Agency Files)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. (QMI Agency Files)

Joe Warmington, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:28 PM ET

TORONTO - I call it as I see it, Mr. Mayor, and will continue to do so.

No matter how mad you get at me.

And in an unsolicited call to my cellular at about 6 p.m. Sunday, Mayor Rob Ford clearly indicated how irate he is.

It was not a robocall, but Ford live and furious.

"I am so f------ mad at you right now," he screamed, berating me over the line.

When I told him "I don't care," he became even more enraged.

He said "I am so f----- -angry" several times as I stepped away from the dinner table to take the surprise call.

It seems he was upset about my Thursday column.

In it, I called him out for what I thought was an unfair lambasting of a city employee caught in a picture appearing to be asleep--particularly when he himself has been embroiled in many controversies.

He took offence.

It seemed he was particularly upset about references to mentioning "Garrison Ball-gate and ass-gate."

He was fuming, profane and belligerent.

"Don't write lies," he said. "You know that stuff is lies. You know I wasn't drunk at the Garrison Ball and that I didn't grab that woman's ass."

I wasn't at either event. I don't know what transpired.

But what I have written and said in the past is I have seen no proof of either and have spoken to many people personally who claim they did not see impropriety by the mayor at either.


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