Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump responded to his presidential rival, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, via Twitter on Monday after Paul wrote an op-ed and held a telephone press conference in which he accused Trump of being a "fake conservative"
and a "bully."
Trump didn't address the issue of his own political philosophy, but did attack Paul's intelligence:
Trump also noted that Paul appears to be hedging his bets, running for re-election to his Senate seat simultaneous to seeking the Oval Office:
Paul in his press conference called Trump a "bully" who attacks people personally who criticize him.
"Unless someone points out that the emperor has no clothes, they'll continue to strut about and what we'll end up with is a reality TV star as the nominee if we're not careful," Paul said.
People have gravitated toward Trump because they feel he is delivering "truth-telling," the Kentucky senator said. "But I think someone needs to point out that the truth-telling really is that the emperor has no clothes. The truth-telling is bluster, the truth-telling is non sequitur, self-aggrandizement."
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