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Rand Paul: ‘Wake Up Republicans!’ Rails Against ‘Chameleon’ Donald Trump


By Alex Pappas

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul lashed out at Donald Trump during a campaign event Saturday in South Carolina, arguing conservatives can’t trust the New York businessman because he has “been on both sides of every issue.”

“My goodness,” Paul said in Goose Creek to the Berkeley County GOP. “He’s been on both sides of every issue. Where is our sense? Where is our common sense?”

Added the Kentucky senator: “This is a guy who has been pro-choice before he was pro-life. This is a guy who was liberal before he was conservative. This is a guy who was a Democrat before he was a Republican before he was a Democrat before he was an independent before he was back to being a Republican.”

“I have no idea if he’s conservative,” Paul said. “We are kidding ourselves to even consider someone who is such a chameleon that he’s been on every side of every issue. Wake up America. Wake up Republicans!”

Paul and Trump have been feuding since the senator went on offense against Trump during Thursday’s Republican debate.

“How can we have Tea Party conservatives in our country think somehow Donald Trump is going to help us?” Paul said. “He’s the consummate insider. What’s wrong with Washington? People buying and selling politicians. What’s Donald Trump known for? Buying and selling politicians.”


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