Rand Paul Offers Defense of Trump Presser Blaming ‘Partisan Investigation’ Fatigue, Trump Thanks Him Bigly
Perhaps the only guy in the free world who supported President Donald Trump‘s performance in Helsinki Monday got a shout-out from the man himself the very next day.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) insisted on CBS This Morning on Tuesday that President Trump’s attempt at diplomacy with Russian President Vladimir Putin was a good one, despite reporters’ pointed questions trying to steer him in a different direction.
“The bipartisan consensus said you shouldn’t meet with Putin. They also said you shouldn’t meet with Kim [Jong Un]. This is an extraordinary thing about President Trump that should be lauded and not belittled, is that he is willing to meet with adversaries to try to prevent us from having World War III,” Paul maintained.
This staunch support in the face of – erm, facts – was noticed and applauded by Trump:
Thank you @RandPaul, you really get it! “The President has gone through a year and a half of totally partisan investigations – what’s he supposed think?”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2018
Those partisan investigations he refers to are the ones being run by people appointed by Trump and by Republicans in Congrees
Good job, Rand. Keep it up and maybe you’ll be tapped to be the next Chief of Staff.
Watch above, via CBS News.
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