Doug Ford visited CBC News on Wednesday to talk about the American election, and said he believes Donald Trump will win the Republican nomination and the White House.
"He's going to be the next president," Ford said. "I truly believe he'll be the next president."
Donald Trump waves while exiting the stage after speaking during a Super Tuesday night event in Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday. (Photo: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
A Trump candidacy is looking likely for the Republican Party after the billionaire businessman dominated Super Tuesday, winning primaries in seven states.
CBC Toronto host Dwight Drummond compared Trump's rise to that of Ford's brother, former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who gained international notoriety when he admitted to smoking crack cocaine.
Trump and Ford were both initially dismissed as fringe candidates with slim chances of winning, Drummond said. The former city councillor was asked if he sees any similarities between Trump and his brother?
"Do I ever," Ford said.
In October, Ford told the National Post that his brother blazed the trail for a new type of politician, and Trump was borrowing from his playbook.
"People are tired in North America of the BS-ing politician. You tell it the way it is, you hold back nothing and the vast majority of the conservative-minded people are sharing the same ideas," Ford said at the time.
"Politicians are just too scared to say what we say."
Watch the full exchange below:
Why Doug Ford thinks Donald Trump will become president
Doug Ford on Donald Trump: "He’s going to be the next president."Posted by CBC Toronto on Wednesday, 2 March 2016
— with files from The Canadian Press