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Toronto Councillor's Reaction To Ford's Kimmel Visit Is Priceless

03/03/2014 03:58 EST | Updated 03/03/2014 04:59 EST

Toronto Councillor Josh Matlow is pretty unhappy about Mayor Rob Ford's big trip to California, which will culminate with a much-discussed appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night.

Kimmel, of course, has been relentless in his mockery of Ford since the mayor admitted months ago to smoking crack cocaine.

And if Ford's brief appearance on Kimmel's Oscars aftershow on Sunday night was any indication, it's a safe bet that Ford will be the butt of many jokes.

Matlow, who has clashed with Ford many times on council, took to Twitter on Sunday to voice his displeasure.

Zing!

Of course, this is not the first time Matlow has impressed on social media.

Last month, he didn't miss a beat after he was named on Ford's so-called "political hit list" as one of more than 10 councillors the mayor and his brother want to see defeated this October.

Back in July, a routine debate over Toronto transit turned downright classic after Matlow essentially accused the mayor of having no idea what he was talking about.

But Matlow isn't the only councillor to express disappointment at Ford's hijinks in Tinseltown.

Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti, who has defended the mayor in the past, told The Toronto Sun Monday that he now agrees Ford should not get back the powers that were stripped of him in November.

"This whole Kimmel thing, he's being absolutely ridiculous," Mammoliti told the paper.

"I think he needs to help himself right now and I think he's heading for a big fall."

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