Rob Ford to Matt Lauer: 'Show me the video ... I want to see it'

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Coun. Doug Ford talk with NBC Today Show host Matt Lauer.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Coun. Doug Ford talk with NBC Today Show host Matt Lauer.

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:36 PM ET

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TORONTO — U.S. morning show audiences were waking up to interviews with Toronto’s crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford.

Interviews with Ford aired on NBC’s the Today Show and ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday.

The sit-down interviews continue a media blitz Ford and his brother Coun. Doug Ford started Monday with the premiere of their Sun News Network show, Ford Nation.

Ford got a rough ride from Today show host Matt Lauer when he and his brother sat down with him inside the mayor’s office Monday night.

“You have brought disgrace to this office and you know that is true,” Lauer told Mayor Ford.

Ford agreed.

“I’ve embarrassed not just myself, my family, my friends, my supporters, the whole city, I take full responsibility for that,” he said. “We’ve all made mistakes. I’m not perfect.”

Lauer asked Ford about his denial of crack cocaine use over the last six months, accusing Ford of playing a “game of semantics.”

“No, I don’t use crack cocaine. Have I tried crack cocaine? Yes, I’ve tried it,” Ford said.

Referencing Ford’s comment he tried crack in a “drunken stupor”, Lauer asked if that’s supposed to make anyone feel better.

“No, not at all,” Ford said. “But show me the video ... I want to see it ... I can’t even remember. I was very, very inebriated.”


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