Rand Paul Takes Credit for Trump Signing GOP Pledge

PicMonkey Collage - Trump  PaulDonald Trump made a big show today of announcing that he will be signing a loyalty pledge to the Republican party, something Rand Paul was all too happy to claim credit for.

The question of Trump’s willingness to stand by the GOP and support the nominee while ruling out a third party run had been lingering in the air for a while, but it got plenty of attention when, at the start of the Fox News debate, Bret Baier asked every candidate if they would agree to such a pledge.

Trump said he wouldn’t yet, and got quite a lot of boos. Right away, Paul jumped in and said, “This is what’s wrong. He buys and sells politicians of all stripes. He’s already hedging his bet on the Clintons!”

Well, after Trump publicly announced today he’s taking the pledge, Paul immediately sent out tweets taking credit:

During his presser, Trump took a shot at Paul and said that if Carly Fiorina‘s allowed in the CNN debate, someone else should be kicked out to keep it an even 10. He specially mentioned Paul.

You can watch that clip here, via CNN:

And you can watch Paul calling out Trump at the Fox debate here:

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