During a Thursday interview with CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield, former Texas Sen. Ron Paul said that if the general election comes down to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, he “wouldn’t vote for Donald Trump.”
“I’d like to have on all the ballots ‘none of the above,'” Paul explained to Baldwin. “But I’m certainly not going to vote for one of those two, for sure. They’re too close together.”
Later in the interview, Banfield again pressed Paul on whether he would vote for Clinton over Trump.
“I was very explicit about that,” he reiterated. “I wouldn’t vote for Donald Trump… Quite frankly, I’m not sure exactly what he’ll do and that bothers me as well.”
Additionally, Paul urged voters who “can’t stand any” of the presidential candidates to vote third party.
“[If] you happen to be a dedicated progressive, you ought to make your vote count and vote for the Green Party and if you happen to be a libertarian, vote for the Libertarian Party.”