Rand Paul and President Trump don’t see eye to eye on everything.
That’s to be expected. If two politicians agree on 100% of the issues there’s something wrong.
Rand is skeptical about Trump’s Obamacare replacement plan.
A lot of conservatives are and for good reason.
However, Rand is cutting Trump some slack on the whole Trump Tower being wiretapped thing.
Here’s what he said about it today…
From Washington Examiner:
Rand Paul suggested Sunday that everyone is missing the real story behind President Trump’s tweets about being wiretapped.
Trump or his associates, the Kentucky senator speculated, may have been caught up in surveillance targeted at foreign actors.
“I think everybody has been getting this story wrong,” Paul said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “I doubt that Trump was a target directly of any kind of eavesdropping, but I’m not saying it didn’t happen. I think there’s a very good chance it does.”
Check out the full interview.
It’s a good one.
Hard to argue with anything Rand is saying here.
Trump’s fundamental point on the wiretapping issue is clearly correct.
The government did spy on some calls that his campaign was making.
We already know that. That’s why the whole Flynn thing even happened.
Trump’s original tweet wasn’t nuanced enough but his point still stands and that’s what Rand just articulately explained.