As he continues to trail Donald Trump by double digit margins in most major GOP primary polls, Rand Paul has transformed his campaign into one big attack ad against the unlikely frontrunner. On Wednesday, Paul released a new ad in which Trump declares, “I probably identify more as a Democrat,” and calls Hillary Clinton a “terrific woman.” But at a New Hampshire town hall event last night, Paul brought out the big guns: his Trump impression.
“You know the reason I tell women they’re ugly is, I’m so good looking,” Paul said, adopting his best Trump voice. “Everybody knows I’m good looking, right?” It wasn’t quite at Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert levels, but it was something.
In response to the attack ad, Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper yesterday, “You look at a guy like Rand Paul: He’s failing in the polls, he’s weak on the military — he’s pathetic on military.”
“Rand’s campaign is failing. Hasn’t his whole team been indicted?” Trump added of charges related to his father Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign. “So he’s a mess — there’s no question about it.”
In a statement, Trump also bragged about that time he “trounced” Paul in a round of golf. “Rand Paul called me and asked me to play golf,” he said. “I easily beat him on the golf course and will even more easily beat him now, in the world in the politics.”
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