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Ron Paul: Ted Cruz ‘No Libertarian … Owned by Goldman Sachs’


Friday on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Company,” former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), a three-time candidate for president, dismissed any of the remaining presidential candidates as being capable of carrying the libertarian banner.


Paul said although Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) holds some positions libertarians hold, there isn’t anyone that comes “slightly close.”

“[I]t’s hard to find anybody — since Rand is out of it — anybody that would take a libertarian position, hardcore libertarian position on privacy, on the war issue and on economic policy,” Paul said. “So, I always say, you can search for a long time, but you’re not gonna find anybody in the Republican or Democratic primary that even comes slightly close to ever being able to claim themselves a libertarian.”

Paul discounted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, since he supported tariff and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) because Paul claimed he was own by Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs.

“I mean, you take a guy like Cruz, people are liking the Cruz — they think he’s for the free market, and he’s owned by Goldman Sachs,” Paul said. I mean, he and Hillary have more in common than we would have with either Cruz or Trump or any of them. So, I just don’t think there is much picking. There going to have to go elsewhere because unfortunately, we don’t have much democracy in this country because the Republican and Democrats dominate.

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