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Axelrod: Weiner ‘delusional,’ should quit

David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama, said Sunday that former Rep. Anthony Weiner is “delusional” and should drop out of the race for New York City mayor.

"I think it's time for him to go away and let New York have its mayor’s race," Axelrod said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Axelrod said he had not commented on Weiner because he is personal friends with Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, but he said the time has come for him to stand down.

"At this point it's absurd. He is not going to be the next mayor of New York. He is wasting time and space," Axelrod said.


Weiner's campaign was rocked last week by new revelations that he sent lewd messages and photos to a young woman, a full year after resigning from Congress for the same behavior.

Weiner's campaign manager reportedly quit on Sunday, but Weiner has not dropped out of the race.