Rand Paul just dropped a bomb on the Trump campaign. What do you think about this new ad?
Rand Paul, the fiesty libertarian senator who has been languishing in the middle fo the Republican presidential pack, unleashed a new attack Wednesday on front-runner Donald Trump, blasting the billionaire with his own past comments that frame him as a stalking-horse Democrat.
‘I really believe the Republicans are too crazy right,’ Trump told the New York Times in 1999. Paul’s two-minute Internet ad, which will also run on TVs in New Hampshire and Iowa, leads off with the quote.
Five years later, as then-senator John Kerry prepared to challenge President George W. Bush in the general election, Trump told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that ‘I’ve been around a long time. And it just seems the economy does better under the Democrats than under Republicans.’
That too, made the cut, just before a snippet of Trump telling ‘Dateline NBC’ that he loved the idea of universal health insurance – and a 2012 Fox News Channel interview where he praised today’s uber-Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Read more: Daily Mail
Here was Donald Trump’s response to Rand Paul’s ad:
As a businessman, I did what other businessmen did, and I contributed to everybody. Everybody liked me. Everybody took my call and I got what I wanted. If I go back in two years, three years, or four years, they remember that. So, that’s important. As far as other elements are concerned of, you know, what you’re saying, it’s all old stuff, it’s all old hat, and I think that’s been well vetted.
You know, you look at a guy like Rand Paul — he is failing in the polls. He’s weak on the military, he’s pathetic on military. I mean here’s a guy — calls me a year ago, ‘Oh, let’s play golf, can we go and play golf?’ I ended up playing golf with him — probably seven or eight months ago — I ended up playing golf with him. He couldn’t have been nicer, he was very nice, he wanted my support, he wanted to know if I would contribute to his doctor situation, which is very good, where he helps children with the eyes. I actually think he’s a far better doctor than he is a Senator, and, you know, it’s — I mean, it’s fine, they’re trying to do a little bit of a number.