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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