Rob Ford on City Council: They Stabbed 'Me in the Back'

Embattled Toronto mayor talks about being stripped of his powers, and how he's getting help.
2:11 | 11/19/13

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For abc news, jeff zeleny, washington. Rob ford, stripped of husband powers after that crack-cocaine scandal. But still refusing to step down. And telling abc news, he's getting help for his drug and alcohol problems. Linsey davis has the story. Reporter: This morning, toronto mayor, rob ford, is speaking out, just hours after city council members voted to strip him of all of his power pfr. All they did was stab me in the back. Over issues, the same issues, that I admitted to that they do. But nobody knows about it. Reporter: Accused of excessive drinking, drug use and overall erratic behavior, ford has been in the public spotlight fo weeks. And has made more than a few missteps. Seen here almost barreling over this city councilwoman monday, in an attempt to take a run at someone in the crowd. Ford is first to admit, he's far from perfect. Have I made mistakes? You're absolutely right I have. I'm the first to admit it. It's all my own fault. Reporter: Still, ford denies he has a serious problem. Do you have an issue with alcohol? Not at all. Do I excessively drink on once in a while? Or it's called binge drinking, whatever term you want to use? Yes, I have. Reporter: The council monday, rendering ford virtually powerless. That's dictatorship. That's all personal. They're not talking about my record. Reporter: But ford says not to count him out just yet. Already planning his comeback as the future, slimmer prime minister. I'm dealing with health care professionals on a number of issues. And I just leave it at that. Talk is cheap. Come back in five months. If you don't see a difference, you can say, rob, I don't believe you. Go take a drug test or urine test or alcohol test. No problem. Reporter: The people of toronto still love him. As of january, his name will be back on the ballot for mayor. He's working out two hours a day. He is going on a diet. He's three weeks sober. He will be the next prime minister. He just has to brush up on his french. Is that all? He has a positive attitude. You brought us a story yesterday.

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