Transcript for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Admits to Smoking Crack Cocaine
The mayor of toronto came forward today to admit he smoked crack cocaine. He faced the cameras and asked that he get to stay and go forward. Here's abc's linsey davis. Reporter: It's the admission heard around the world. Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. Reporter: For months rob ford, the embattled mayor of toronto has been dogged by allegations that he had been caught on tape smoking crack and today the mayor of canada's biggest city came clean. Am I an addict, no. Have I tried it, probably in one of my drunken stupers. Reporter: Hours later he fell on the sword again. Admitting it was the most difficult and embarrassing things I have ever had to do. Reporter: Other embarrassing moments caught on tape like this one of what appears to be a tipsy mayor posted on gawker. But despite calls for him to step down, ford says he has no plans to resign. Many in toronto love him. His is on ordinary guy image, faults and all, the heavyset mayor slipping off the scale during a public weigh in, amidst the scandal out trick or treating with his kids. Tonight despite the admission, fun loving ford just might be able to hang onto his job. Linsey davis, abc news, new york.
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