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Trump Tells Rand Paul to 'Just Go Quietly Home'

Trump Tells Rand Paul to 'Just Go Quietly Home'
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By    |   Thursday, 13 August 2015 07:57 AM

The sparring between Donald Trump and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has escalated since their performance on the GOP debate stage last week, spilling over onto the airwaves and newspapers as Trump calls for Paul to quit the race.

Trump has issued an aggressive response to an ad Paul released that attacks the billionaire businessman by questioning his conservative credentials.

The ad, to be played in New Hampshire and Iowa through the weekend, has footage of Trump saying, "I've been around for a long time, and it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than Republicans … I … identify more as a Democrat."

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Trump has lashed out at Paul for airing the ad.

"Rand Paul is doing so poorly in the polls he has to revert to old footage of me discussing positions I no longer hold. As a world-class businessman who built one of the great companies with some of the most iconic real estate assets in the world, it was my obligation, my company, my employees, and myself, to maintain a strong relationship with all politicians, whether Republican or Democrat. I did that and I did that well," Trump said in a statement to The Washington Post.

He described his evolution in his political views, using the example of Ronald Reagan who evolved from a liberal Democrat to a conservative Republican.

Trump goes on to mention that he beat Paul at a round of golf then donated to the eye center Paul is affiliated with.

"I feel sorry for the great people of Kentucky who are being used as a backup to Senator Paul's hopeless attempt to become president of the United States — weak on the military, Israel, the vets, and many other issues. Sen. Paul has no chance of winning the nomination and the people of Kentucky should not allow him the privilege of remaining their senator.

"Rand should save his lobbyist's and special interest money and just go quietly home."

A Paul campaign strategist fired off a response for the Post.

"First, Ronald Reagan spent 20 years as a conservative before running for president, not 20 minutes. He changed out of conviction," said Doug Stafford, Paul's chief strategist, in a statement to the Post.

"Donald Trump couldn't set the intellectual conservative agenda of anything, not even the tiniest rooms, never mind a country. He is devoid of ideas other than he likes the idea of power and getting attention for foolish statements and bluster."

Stafford went on to say that Paul is following in the footsteps of Reagan with a conservative agenda for change. He lists a number of his policy proposals, including a tax agenda and term limits.

As for golf, he said, the game was on Trump's home course that he plays often, while Paul has often thanked Trump for the donation to the eye clinic.

Paul and Trump duked it out on stage during the first Republican debate last week, during which Paul questioned Trump's party loyalty after Trump refused to pledge that he would not run as a third party if he loses the nomination.

Trump blasted Paul, implying that Paul was being bought by donors.

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The sparring between Donald Trump and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has escalated since their performance on the GOP debate stage last week, spilling over onto the airwaves and newspapers where Trump is calling on Paul to quit the race.
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