Donald Trump Predicts Rand Paul Will Be Next To Exit Race


Donald Trump at the second GOP Debate on CNN:

First of all, Rand Paul shouldn’t even be on this stage. He’s number eleven. He’s got one percent in the polls. And how he got up here, there’s far too many people anyway.
I never attacked him on his look and believe me, there’s plenty of subject matter right there. That I can tell you.

Donald Trump tweeted that Senator Rand Paul will be forced out of the 2016 GOP presidential race:

“Prediction: Rand Paul has been driven out of the race by my statements about him. He will announce soon. One percent!”

“I hope when Rand Paul gets out of the race–he is at 1%–his supporters come over to me. I will do a much better job for them.”

The Kentucky senator told Alisyn Camerota on CNN’s New Day that his campaign is not done:

But I’ll tell you this, I think we’ll be around just as long as Trump or longer. I’m thinking, how did we get the race for the most important office in the free world to sink to such depths? And how can anyone in my party think this clown is fit to be president? But by no mean am I finished. I’m just getting started.

An article in Politico also predicts that Senator Paul’s campaign is coming to an end:

“Rand Paul’s campaign reeks of the same stench of death that surrounded the Perry and Walker efforts before their demise…his fundraising is lagging, his campaign is disorganized…KYGOP is going to pressure him to concentrate on the U.S. Senate race. There is no path to victory for him in the presidential race.”

Senator Rand Paul on CNN:

So we’re just getting started. We’re culling through all the list. We’re identifying our voters, doing all the traditional campaigning. But that doesn’t show up because we’ve decided that this election, it’s all about national polling. National polling has nothing to do with the race, absolutely nothing to do with the race.

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Trump Just Made One Major Prediction About Rand Paul, Then Says THIS About His Supporters

With Rick Perry and Scott Walker already bailing out of the race for the Republican nomination for the presidential race, Donald Trump is predicting that Rand Paul will be the next to drop out.  With no love lost between the two candidates, Trump appears to be celebrating the potential exit of his fellow running mate.

Trump tweeted “Prediction: Rand Paul has been driven out of the race by my statements about him – he will announce soon.”

I hope that when Rand Paul gets out of the race – he is at 1 percent – his supporters come over to me…I will do a much better job for them.

But Paul, even with his low numbers, appears to be enjoying trading body blows with Trump.

In an interview Tuesday on CNN’s New Day, Paul told correspondent Alisyn Camerota “How can anyone in my party think this clown is fit to be president? … How did we get the race for the most important office in the free world to sink to such low depths?”

Paul may just be the type of candidate to go the distance with Trump, choosing to let the bout go to the judges’ scorecard rather than throw in the towel. The votes will indeed be cast for the winner, leaving many to still wonder if Trump will emerge as the victor over the rest of the field.

For his part, Paul seems to be tightening up his shoe laces, taping his hands, and putting on his boxing gloves; but some reports have surfaced saying that Paul is shifting his attention away from his presidential race towards his bid for reelection as senator.

Trump is still leading in the polls and may become the eventual nominee; but many qualified candidates, with strong poll numbers, remain in the race.

Do you think Trump is celebrating his victory too soon? Should Trump be so concerned with a candidate with such low poll numbers?

Police Investigating A Bombshell Accusation Against A GOP Candidate’s Dep. Campaign Director

A top aide to presidential candidate Rand Paul says that Marco Rubio’s deputy campaign manager punched him in the face at a Michigan bar Thursday night.

Paul’s political director, John Yob, wrote on Facebook Friday morning:

Last night I went to a bar on Mackinac Island for the GOP Mackinac Conference. I ran into a guy named Rich Beeson, who frankly I didn’t even know who it was at first because he isn’t relevant in our political world. Anyway, he is Marco Rubio’s national campaign manager. He literally physically assaulted me by punching me in the face. The state police are looking for him. I have it on video, from multiple angles. This will play out in the national media in the next few hours.

Beeson was reputedly whipping votes on behalf of Rubio, for a straw poll to take place at the major Michigan Republican event this weekend, when the alleged assault took place.

A local political blogger, who claimed to be a witness, gave his account:

As I was sitting at the bar talking to someone at Horn’s in Mackinac Island Thursday night, I witnessed Beeson suddenly, out of nowhere, approach one of Rand Paul’s advisers, John Yob-unprovoked-and try to hit him. Beeson missed a full on shot but still struck Yob’s in the face with a powerful blow near the jaw.

Police were summoned by Horn’s workers after the fight dispersed. Beeson has been banned from Horn’s by the owner and is no longer welcome in the establishment.

According to Breitbart, the police have confirmed they are investigating the matter. “We are handling it. A complaint was filed. It has been forwarded to the Mackinac County prosecutor for review. We are not currently seeking Mr. Beeson,” Mackinac Island Police Chief Brett Riccinto told the news outlet. 

Politico reports that Yob emailed Rubio’s campaign manager Terry Sullivan, who at first believed he wasn’t serious but then apologized for thinking it was a hoax.

Yob wants Beeson fired.

The Rubio campaign told Politico that they are aware of the situation and are looking into it.

Scoring The Great Debate

I didn’t watch CNN’s telecast of the Republican debate because I was there in person.

For some reason — maybe it was my last name — I was able to score three second-row seats at the Reagan Library for the two debates.

More than 20 million people around the world tuned in, apparently making the three-hour debate CNN’s highest rated show ever.

It was a long night of politics and entertainment. I just hope my fellow conservative Republicans watching on TV saw the same political reality show I did — and learned some lessons.

It’s pretty clear to everyone from Joe Scarborough to the New York Times editorial board that the three big winners Wednesday night were Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio.

All three shined on stage when it came to substance, but Fiorina made herself a national household name overnight.

She was smart, tough, passionate and quick on her feet, proving why she deserves to be on the main stage. She had several big “moments” and demonstrated a phenomenal grasp of the issues.

Christie did well, connecting with voters, hitting several questions out of the park and reminding us why he was once a favorite in the 2016 race.

Rubio still looks like he’s in grad school, but he showed he’s done his foreign policy homework and knows what makes America great.

Meanwhile, the good doctor Ben Carson was a clear loser.

He offered virtually no specifics, had no “moments” and showed that while he’s a nice guy and a great surgeon, the presidency is out of his league.

The biggest loser of the night was Trump, who was as awful in person as he reportedly appeared on millions of split-screen TVs.

He made crazy faces, offended people, refused to apologize when he should have, spoke in his usual platitudes and never said a substantive sentence.

I heard more than a few groans and complaints from the Republicans sitting behind me.

Most of the other candidates — the governors and others who were not there because of their celebrity — did OK. They didn’t hurt themselves, but they didn’t stand out, either.

Jeb Bush did better than last time, which isn’t saying much, but he’s in for the long haul. He’ll do better when there are fewer candidates left and the debates turn more serious.

Scott Walker did better too, though he seemed to disappear sometime late in hour two. Last time I remember seeing him, he was staring at fiery Fiorina and nodding in agreement like a bobblehead.

Ted Cruz was correct on all the issues, but he’s not as likable as Rubio, whose only flaw is he still looks like he’s in grad school.

Mike Huckabee got in a lick or two, but he’s still beating the drum for his Fair Tax, which everyone except him knows will never go anywhere.

Rand Paul was there, I think.  So was Gov. John Kasich. Kasich was Kasich — solid and substantive.

He’s a winner who knows how to govern Ohio sensibly, but he probably should have been included in the preliminary debate with Rick Santorum, George Pataki, Bobby Jindal and Lindsey Graham.

The opening debate, which Graham stole with his humor and GOP team spirit, was better in some ways because without the 2,000-pound celebrity in the room, it was all substance.

I’m concerned about Trump for a lot of reasons. Yet for all the trouble he’s causing the GOP, his celebrity presence is actually doing real conservatives a great favor.

He’s already brought tens of millions of new eyeballs to the debate broadcasts that otherwise would never have been made aware of the existence of candidates like Fiorina or Kasich.

I just hope those millions of viewers saw what I saw at the Reagan Library — that Emperor Trump had no clothes on and most of the other real Republican candidates were well dressed.

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CNN Creates An Argument With The Very First Question

With CNN promising the “gloves will be off” during the second Republican presidential debate, moderator Jake Tapper began Wednesday evening’s event with a question to Carly Fiorina about front-runner Donald Trump.

Citing recent criticism by fellow GOP candidate Bobby Jindal, who did not perform well enough in polls to earn a spot in the prime-time debate, he wondered if Fiorina would be similarly concerned with the idea of Trump having “his finger on the nuclear codes.”

She responded by calling Trump a “wonderful entertainer,” which Tapper advised did not answer his question.

“That’s not for me to answer,” she replied. “It’s for the voters of this country to answer.”

Given an opportunity to respond, Trump took the opportunity to criticize another candidate in the debate.

“Rand Paul shouldn’t even be here,” he declared.

Trump went on to address concerns regarding his temperament, explaining that it has helped him become successful in business and develop skills he believes would make him a great president.

“I may be an entertainer,” he acknowledged, “but I will tell you this: what I am far and away greater than an entertainer is a businessman.”

During his introduction, Trump asserted that he wants to “put whatever talent that is to work in D.C.”