Former Congressman Anthony Weiner is back in the headlines for a self-deprecating joke he made about his own scandals. In case you don't remember, Weiner was forced to resign from Congress in 2011 after he was caught sending explicit photographs to women on Twitter. Then in 2013, while Weiner was attempting to reenter politics by joining the New York City mayoral race, more of his sexts were exposed, this time from the alias "Carlos Danger." So basically, this isn't a guy with great judgment.
But he is pretty funny (assuming "Carlos Danger" was supposed to be ironic). So it's not surprising that he was willing to make fun of himself when a perfect opportunity arose, like it did on Thursday. It started when Donald Trump tweeted one of his normal bits of hate at Hillary Clinton.
Then Clinton basically dropped the mic with her response.
After that, CBS News editor Will Rahn commented with a bit of sage advice for all public figures.
But Anthony "Carlos Danger" Weiner, who had probably been waiting for this chance for years, jumped in with his own reply.
Get it? Because his Twitter account destroyed his political career? Although maybe that isn't fair—if it wasn't Twitter, he would have found some other means to be a perv and self-destruct. Can you imagine if he were running for office now, in the era of Snapchat? It would be a bloodbath.
Was this a genuine attempt by Anthony Weiner to show that he doesn't take himself too seriously? That he's willing to make the same jokes about himself that everyone else made five years ago? He does seem to make this joke a lot, like when he responded to this Seth Rogen Tweet:
With some more self-deprecating humor:
Or is this latest Tweet just press for his new documentary? In the end, it doesn't matter. And neither does he. He made sure of that.