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Rand Slams Trump: Support Is ‘Soft’


On Sunday’s “Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted GOP front-runner Donald Trump while speaking with host John Catsimatidis.

Paul does not believe the poll numbers are accurate showing Trump as the leader, even calling his support “soft.”

“I think the Trump support is very soft. I think that people hear some of the bombast from it and think, ‘Oh, that’s kind of funny, and that insult is kind of clever.’ In the end, the point that I tried to make in the debate was that when Trump said he was going to close down the Internet, that’s no small thing. The First Amendment is a pretty important right, and we shouldn’t be careless about electing a leader who would close down the Internet.”

The Kentucky senator then cautioned that the people should not elect a president who will “sends a signal to the world” that the U.S. is going to “kill women and children that are related to terrorists.”

“We also shouldn’t be careless to elect a leader who sends a signal to the world that we’re going to kill women and children that are related to terrorists. As much as I hate and despise terrorism, as much as I’m for using whatever it takes to defend the country, sending the signal that we’re going to kill their children is probably not the best signal to be sending around the world. In fact, I think it may serve as a recruitment for terrorism to have one of our politicians talking about killing their women and children,” he said.

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