Now there’s a new zinger, and coming from none other than Mr. Republican-Libertarian-Confederate himself, Ron Paul, the former U.S. Representative from Texas. According to Paul, both Sanders and Clinton are the same as Donald Trump. And if that wasn’t silly enough all by itself, it’s Paul who’s quite similar to Trump – and even more resemblant of the negative images he tried to cast on Sanders and Clinton.
“He’s just a variant of Trump,” he said.
Hear his comparison in the tweeted video clip below:
Here’s his discourse on that, captured from the same March 1 interview, in another tweet from CNN Politics:
- Donald Trump recently received a non-endorsing endorsement from David Duke, former grand wizard of the KKK. And Ron Paul’s presidential was endorsed by Duke in 2008.
- Trump recently caught flak for not disavowing that Duke endorsement. And Paul never rejected Duke’s endorsement eight years ago, either.
- Openly racist organizations are aiding Trump’s campaign. And Ron Paul accepted donations from known white supremacists, and refused to return them.
- Trump’s campaign retweeted messages that originated from a racist organization. And Paul used to distribute a “Ron Paul Political Report” that was full of racist messages.
And another fatal flaw in Ron Paul’s statements on March 1? He himself is part of the “military industrial complex” that he negatively associated with Sanders and Clinton. The list of top contributors to his 2012 presidential campaign includes employees and executives of three major military contractors (Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman); members of all branches of the military; and employees of the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.
And the biggest donor to Paul’s Super PAC that same election cycle? Palantir Technologies, a Sheldon Adelson-owned defense contractor that works with the CIA and the FBI.
So not only is Paul’s comparison of Sanders and Clinton to Trump quite hypocritical on his part, but so is his association with the military industrial complex he criticizes, too.