Republican Kentucky Sen. [crscore]Rand Paul[/crscore] said Wednesday that Donald Trump’s “main addition that he’s brought to the debate this year has been silliness, bombast and empty rhetoric and you know calling people names.”
Appearing on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper on Wednesday, Paul claimed, “I don’t think that he’ll [Trump] be missed” if he doesn’t show up at the Fox News debate. (VIDEO: Trump Backs Out Of Fox News Debate)
Tapper asked Paul, “I don’t want to ask too much about your prediction for tomorrow night, but do you think it’s better off that he’s not on the stage? Will that change — obviously you’ll have a little bit more time, but will it change the tenor at all?”
“You know, I think Donald Trump’s main addition that he’s brought to the debate this year has been silliness, bombast and empty rhetoric and you know calling people names,” Paul argued. “And so, I don’t think he’s added much of substance the whole year. So I don’t think that he’ll be missed.”
“In fact, I really don’t think Donald Trump is a conservative. I think he’s a fake and a charlatan. And really what he presents is not conservative at all. He says give me power. He wants power, but I don’t think he understands that most of us who are conservatives want to limit how much power is in Washington, and we want a smaller government. From what I hear from Donald is just he wants the reins of power. He doesn’t necessarily want to lessen the amount of power in Washington,” the Kentucky Senator said.