VIDEO: Obama Weighs In on Weinergate

POTUS tells Ann Curry what he'd do if he were in Anthony Weiner's shoes.


Will New York Rep. Anthony Weiner's resolve to stay in office hold now that President Barack Obama has weighed in?

In an exclusive interview with Today's Ann Curry that will air on Tuesday’s show, President Barack Obama said that if he were Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner right now, he would resign in the wake of the scandal in which Weiner admitted to sending explicit photos of himself to women online.

“I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign,’’ Obama told Curry.


With that, we're kind of thinking it's a wrap. But you never know: A poll last week showed that a slim majority of voters in Weiner's district in Brooklyn and Queens think that he ought to stay.

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Sheryl Huggins Salomon is senior editor-at-large of The Root and a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based editorial consultant. Follow her on Twitter.

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