Ron Paul said that he felt a "kinship" with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, though each would differ in addressing the problems they are both concerned about.
"We're both against corporatism," Paul, the former Texas congressman who ran for the White House in 2008 and 2012, Thursday told Larry King on the "Politicking"
webcast. "We're both against the special benefits to big business.
"His answer to that wouldn't always be the same," Paul continued. "Mine would always drift to the free markets. His would drift to 'well, we need more government to redistribute wealth' — but we could both attack subsidies to business or the military industrial complex.
"In that sense, there is a kinship."
Paul, a Libertarian and father of Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, has attacked Sanders in the past — likening him to presumptive nominee Donald Trump in an interview as recently as March.
"He's an authoritarian," Paul told CNN.
"He's just a variant of Trump.
"Even the things I worked with on Bernie, some of the foreign policy, he's a part of the military-industrial complex."
However, Paul said Thursday that Libertarians and progressives shared similar objectives.
"I think you can come together without compromising just because we overlap," he said. "That to me would be a much better coalition."
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