TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford triggered fresh controversy on Thursday with dubious advice about Christmas shopping for women.
“Women love money. Give ‘em a couple thousand bucks and they are happy,” the disgraced mayor told a Washington sports radio show, “The Sports Junkies.”
Ford added that he follows his own advice when it comes to his wife, Renata, whom he embarrassed last month with revelations about their sex life.
“At the end of the day, she wants her cash, so I give her a nice check and we’re all happy,” said Ford, who became a global figure of ridicule last month after admitting he had smoked crack in the past.
Ford also suggested dresses and perfumes as alternative gifts for a spouse.
A former ally at Toronto City Hall, Councilor Denzel Minnan-Wong, said later: “Another day, another apology. . . . It takes away from the city, it takes away from the business of City Hall, it’s a terrible distraction.”