MSNBC spent much of its afternoon coverage hyping up Ron Paul’s alleged endorsement of Jill Stein for president, which Ron Paul flat out refuted during a live interview on the network Monday.
“Ron Paul has run for president not once but twice, but three times,” host Thomas Roberts said during the intro to Paul’s interview. “Who’s the former Texas congressman supporting in this election cycle? It may surprise you to know it is not the libertarian ticket, instead, it is Green Party nominee Doctor Jill Stein.”
“What makes her qualified for the highest office in the land?”
“Well, I think there is a little bit of misinformation because I have not endorsed anybody,” Paul flatly stated. “I haven’t told any supporters who are interested whom they should vote, but I have mentioned her name because I have to look for bits and pieces in all the candidates to come up and try to put it together and have a libertarian message.”
“Liberty is all chopped to pieces,” he continued. “Liberals defend some parts of liberty and the conservatives of other parts and progressives are pretty good too on foreign policies.”
“On occasion, Gary will say something good about the economy and even Donald Trump, I find him talking about the bubble that the federal reserve created, but all those things if you put them together, you come up with a libertarian message. That’s my goal, so I have not literally endorsed anybody.”