Ron Paul: ‘Donald Trump Is an Authoritarian and He Brags About It’

This week on RT, the Russian government’s English-language station, host Ameera David interviewed former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) who said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a “authoritarian.”

Paul said, “I think Trump is an authoritarian and he brags about it. ‘I’m the boss and I tell people what to do.’ Government happens to be a little different to that. The only thing you want to do if you believe in the market place is you want to get rid of the government. But he’s talking about having strong taxes on imports. He wants to punish people and he’s the boss. So I think he would be dangerous to the economy.”

He continued, “He says ‘I’m going to bring jobs back’ but you dont do that with protectionism. Protectionism makes things worse. So yeah, he is getting a lot of attention right now but he is a authoritarian. He wants to run people lives and run the world and run the economy because that is the way he lives his live. And on occasion he comes up with a correct idea, but an authoritarian is the opposite of a libertarian. A libertarian wants to release creative energy to the individuals. We want to  get government out of our lives, out of the economy, and out of all these places around the world. So it’s quite a bit different to the way a authoritarian would approach our problems.”

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