Thursday, September 10, 2015

Rand Paul: ‘Nothing’ That Donald Trump Supports Is ‘What the Tea Party Was About’

Rand Paul: ‘Nothing’ That Donald Trump Supports Is ‘What the Tea Party Was About’


Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said Wednesday that “nothing” that rival Donald Trump is for “is what the Tea Party was about.”

Speaking to Glenn Beck, the Kentucky senator listed the bank bailouts, the stimulus, higher taxes, Obamacare and taking private property through eminent domain as issues Trump has supported that are at odds with the principles of the Tea Party.

“I think to me the most offensive of the positions that he’s taken isn’t that he was for Obamacare before he was against it, or that he’s for higher taxes or the government stimulus,” Paul said. “It probably is this notion of private property. Most of his business deals have been predicated upon asking government to take land from other people.”