He's the mayor! Of Detroit! He has an aide.
When one considers that his city gets destroyed every week, yet gets rebuilt in time to be destroyed again, he must be an incredible politician. Or he hates his life.
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The mayor showed up again at a press conference held by Sentinel Prime and Optimus Prime, at the suggestion of his aide. When they realized that Sentinel Prime was a jerk and was only there to condescend to them, she apologized for wasting his time.