Rand Paul Takes on Donald Trump

After Rand Paul had a serious discussion of some very valid criticisms of Donald Trump, the billionaire GOP front-runner took to Twitter to take out some of his irrational anger on his opponent. According to Reason:

 Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump turned his Twitter ire to fellow GOP candidate Rand Paul on Monday and Tuesday, calling the Kentucky senator “truly weird” and “a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain.” Trump's tirade is ostensibly in response to a piece Paul penned for IJReview calling Trump as a “fake conservative” and condemning Tea Party types for supporting him.

Paul—who also held a press conference call yesterday “to discuss Donald Trump's problematic conservative record”—concluded his op-ed by calling it sad that the “Tea Party awakening could be hijacked or hoodwinked” by someone like Trump. “I was there at the first Tea Party in 2007 and I’ll be damned if I’m going to stand passively by and watch the movement destroyed by a fake conservative,” wrote Paul. “Unlike Trump, I have serious, specific proposals for the largest tax cut in American history and a five-year balanced budget. I offer real solutions to defeat the Washington Machine like ending corporate welfare, term limits and forcing Congress to read the bills.”

Trump responded thusly:




This guy is just an out of touch billionaire who has no idea what he actually stands for. First he was a liberal, then a conservative, for years a Democrat, and now he's a Republican? Politics is just a game for Mr. Trump and he has no intention to help the American people. Rand, on the the other hand, is a patriot who takes pleasure in helping those less fortunate. Performing free eye surgery for the financially disadvantaged, opposing mass surveillance and standing for what he truly believes in, Rand Paul is a candidate of the people. Trump is an old 69 year old bully who has no idea what he's even talking about.

Source: Reason

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