Skip to comments.Rand Paul attributes Trump's rise to a 'loss of sanity
Posted on 07/30/2015 12:28:44 PM PDT by Red Steel
Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) is attributing GOP rival Donald Trump's rise in the polls to a momentary "loss of sanity."
"I think this is a temporary sort of loss of sanity, but we're going to come back to our senses and look for someone serious to lead the country at some point," Paul said told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on his show, when asked about a new national poll showing Trump still atop the crowded GOP field.
Paul pointed to the extensive media coverage of the controversial candidate.
"Television works, Wolf," said Paul. "If you would give some other candidates time from 8 in the morning to 8 at night, all day long, every day for three weeks, I'm guessing some other candidates might rise as well."
Paul lamented the lack of any network "going gaga" over his own policy ideas, including a recently unveiled tax plan.
Paul had previously criticized Trump's coverage, saying that he is getting "a billion dollars worth of free advertising."
Trump drew 20 percent support in a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday, ahead of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Jeb Bush, while Paul tied with several candidates for fourth place in the poll, taking 6 percent.
"I think what they are is they're hungry for someone who will tell them the truth and say Washington is broken and we really have to start over, have term limits, wash the place," Paul said of Trump's supporters.
"But we also have to have a serious discussion about how we're going to do it," he added.
The Kentucky lawmaker also hit out at the celebrity real estate tycoon's repeated vow to build a wall along the nation's southern border to deal with illegal immigration and "have Mexico pay for it."
"I think simply saying the Mexicans are going to pay for it ... we're not going to fix the national debt by saying the Mexicans will pay for it," Paul said, calling for more serious proposals.
Can’t wait for The Donald to lower the boom on Randy
I detest Trump. Never liked him or found him interesting, ever. I have, and still do, find him an egotistical narcissist.
But anyone who brings out this kind of reaction in scummy politicians like Rand Paul and his ilk (GOP elite) has my thanks, even if they may never get my vote.
Well even so Rand, you are being beat. Guess you need to up your game.
Oh and alienating the voters you may need later? Not a good idea.
Rand Paul is a bald face liar of the first order.
Cya Rand, hope you enjoyed your brief presidential run! :-)
Is Rand capable of being series?
All these idiotic attacks on Trump and he is out in Scotland enjoying a few games of golf at his own golf resort and happily watching his poll numbers rise beyond double the nearest competitor. LOL. No wonder they little ones are so pissed.
This is fun.
Sorry to hear about Rand’s sanity.
Ron/Rand Paul followers are pure scum.
Loss of sanity? Is he talking about his father?
"Voter Id is offending people." - Rand Paul
I’ve been saying it for a couple of months now, there is no difference between the GOP and the Dem party. They are all playing for the same team! A whole host of voters have figured this out and have zero interest in voting for another career politician, regardless of what brand they purport to be. The attacks on Trump are completely ineffective because of where they are coming from (career politicians, medial elites, globalists, etc) and the fact that Trump is not a politician.
It’s kinda funny that we’ve finally arrived at a point where someone like Donald Trump is more trusted than any of the idiots that currently occupy DC.
I look at this way; Trump is showing us who the collaborators are, and who the Americans are.
By their actions.... etc., etc., you know the rest...
Trump is the front runner and Rand Paul just slammed his large block of supporters as being insane. Really smart. All of these people will never vote for Rand Paul now regardless.
In my opinion Paul has been one of those candidates who benefited from being unknown. The more people know of his positions the less they want to vote for him. It is not that libertarians that support the Republican Party are not welcome, but as a candidate he would be more honest running as a libertarian. His positions just do not fit what I am looking for.
He's so irrelevant he won't make the debate cut.
And I attribute Rand’s decline to a surplus of boredom.
Exactly, I bet a poll would show that Americans highly favor burning DC to the ground and starting over with a new Capital somewhere in Kansas.
So his dad is supporting Trump?
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