Watch: Rand Paul Just Dissed Trump in a Major Way – It Has to Do With the Debate Boycott

By Susan Jones. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says the Republican Party is better off having Donald Trump off the debate stage Thursday night:

“You know, I think Donald Trump taking his ball and going home — there’s absolutely no risk. It’s an improvement to the debate. The IQ of the debate went up a couple dozen points,” Paul told Fox News on Wednesday.


“And I think it’s probably a good thing for the party. It shows sort of his delusions of grandeur, that he think he gets to dictate everything. He thinks he’s already elected himself king. So I’d say good riddance, and I’d say we’re going to have a much better debate.”

Trump announced Wednesday night that he would not take part in the Fox-hosted debate Thursday in Des Moines. He objects to having Megyn Kelly as a debate moderator, after she questioned his treatment of women — and his temperment to be president — in the first debate last August.

Fox News refused to remove Kelly as a moderator, and in the back-and-forth, the cable network jabbed Trump Wednesday night in a statement, saying: “We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president — a nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings.” (Read more from “Rand Paul Just Dissed Trump in a Major Way – It Has to Do With the Debate Boycott” HERE)

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Trump Refuses to Reconsider Debate in Fiery Fox Interview

By Jonathan Easley. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday night lashed out at Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly in his first appearance on the network since he announced he’d boycott the next GOP debate.

He also refused to reconsider his decision to sit out the network’s Thursday night debate – the last before the Iowa caucuses in five days – and said he’d move forward with his own competing event to raise money for wounded veterans.

Speaking on “The O’Reilly Factor,” Trump continued his long-running feud with Kelly, who he has been criticizing ever since she challenged him on his past derogatory remarks about women at the first GOP debate in August.

“I have zero respect for Megyn Kelly,” Trump said. “I don’t think she’s good at what she does and I think she’s highly overrated. And frankly, she’s a moderator; I thought her question last time was ridiculous.”

Kelly is also set to moderate Thursday night’s debate on Fox News. (Read more from “Trump Refuses to Reconsider Debate in Fiery Fox Interview” HERE)

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  • mikecnj

    Rand : whiney btch

  • MikefromNC

    I agree with Rand Paul. The debate will be much better without Trump making insolent, juvenile faces and fifth grade level insults.
    Maybe the debate can now be held at an adult level.
    And oh how I’d love for Trump to take Cruz up on that one on one debate! But I don’t see that happening.

  • Jeff Pearce Sr.

    Rand skips debates for reasons of principal. Crickets. Trump skips debate for reasons of principal. The world is shaken. Hmmmm. That’s how leadership takes it on the chin. Builds character. BUT WAIT!!! Ronald Reagan skipped lhis last Iowa debate, and also skipped a meeting with Gorbachev on the missile defense treaty. CRICKETS. Summation: this is politics. We point fingers at the candidates (see:favorite sports team), for perceived flubs of which we would not hold our own favorite candidate (see:favorite sports team). Some one else’s kid does sucks at a particular “event” and their parents are proud as sunshine. Someone else’s kid performs in same manner, the world is not as impressed. See the nexus of this Jerry Springeresque narrative? It’s okay. It will too pass.

  • Daddy Kickass

    Who gives a DUMP what mealy-mouthed Rand says?

  • IbeCenotaph

    I am a Kentucky voter, registered within the Commonwealth as Independent, aka NPP, or No Party Preference. In the past I have supported Rand Paul both by vote and donation. I shall also take my ball and similar future actions, by me, on Rand Paul’s behalf are seriously in doubt.

  • Russ

    and this comes from the guy who sat out the last debate because he didn’t get picked to be on stage with the big boys. Sorry Rand, your crap is nothing except that CRAP!! Used to like this guy, but, not so much any more.

  • Paul

    I do watch the Fox News channel but I have to confess that it is very clear none of them likes Trump and even thought Trump would not have a chance from day one. They (and all media) dismissed him but it backed fired on them all. I was disappointed during the first debate because it appeared they were only interested in getting the guys to bash each other. I find it useless and a waste of time. They eventually got to the real issues but not without showing their true colors. I don’t blame Trump for telling them to buzz off. You could see the pressure in the Fox shows the following day’s after Trump declined. They didn’t think Trump would skip out. I guess they thought Trump would be like Obummer; draw the red line and not follow up after they crossed it.
    My advise to Fox is to be careful. Right now you are on top of the ratings but remember that the people rule over your network and not you rule over the people. Only government rules and dictates over people (for now).