July 16, 2021
Posts tagged ‘Senator Rand Paul’
Rand Paul: Donald Trump was ‘Large Financial Backer’ of Haiti Mission Trips When he Was Private Citizen [Watch]
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with host Chuck Todd delivered a major punch into the left’s narrative that President Donald Trump is a “racist” for allegedly saying Haiti and other countries are a “sh*thole”.
He revealed during the interview that Donald Trump, while he was a private citizen, supported his medical mission trips to Haiti by giving big financial donations. The results of those trips, according to Paul, were life-changing surgeries and hundreds of Haitians were affected by his generosity.
Paul, commenting on Trump’s alleged ‘sh*thole’ statement, said, “You know, I don’t think the comments were constructive at all, but I also think that to be fair we shouldn’t draw conclusions that he didn’t intend.”
“I know personally about his feelings towards Haiti and toward Central America because when I was not a candidate for president and he wasn’t a candidate for president I went down there on a medical mission trip,” Paul continued. “I did about 200 cataract surgeries with a group of surgeons in Haiti and the same in Central America, and when we asked Donald J. Trump as a private citizen to support those trips, he was a large financial backer of both medical mission trips.”
“So I think it’s unfair to sort of draw conclusions from a remark that I think wasn’t constructive is the least we can say, and it’s unfair to all of a sudden paint him as ‘he’s a racist’ when I know for a fact he cares very deeply about the people in Haiti because he helped finance a trip where we were able to get vision back for 200 people in Haiti,” Paul said.
At the same time, there seems to be little room for Trump’s image to change. One-third of Republican primary voters had a more favorable impression of him after the debate, while the same number reported gaining a more negative image or having their opinion of him stay the same as it was pre-debate.
Trailing Trump in second place was former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who saw his support drop five points to 12% after the debate. No other candidate earned more than 8% in the online poll, which was conducted between Thursday night and Sunday:
Several candidates did see a boost in their favorability ratings as a result of their strong debate performances, including Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Only Kentucky Senator Rand Paul saw his image suffer as a result of Thursday night’s debate, with one in five voters developing a negative opinion of him as a result of his performance.
Despite Trump’s current lead in the polls, the survey found that he fares no better than other Republicans against Democrat Hillary Clinton. The former Secretary of State would best Trump, 43% to 29%, in a general election head-to-head match-up.
The poll also found that Clinton would beat Bush, Rubio and Cruz by similar margins.
We are told to read the small print. This is just the print!
No intelligent American citizen, Left or Right would condone the actual process that will be exposed in this video. It’s almost unbelievable. Your eyes will be opened.
Every American needs to see this video.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul performed pro bono eye surgeries during his summer break.
He and a partner teamed up to do pro bono eye surgeries for the poor. People who came to the surgery center, legally blind or much worse, were all seeing before they left. Isn’t it interesting what the media considers newsworthy?
Do you ever Wonder why the media isn’t interested in this huge American patriot story? Guess it doesn’t fit the image they try to create for conservatives.
But we can spread the word. Will you help do it?
by Tim Brown
As Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) took questions at the Reagan Library over the weekend he took a shot as Senator John McCain (R-AZ), whose trip to meet with Al-Qaeda operatives in Syria, under the cloak that they are Syrian rebels, sparked an outcry from American patriots. Paul said that since McCain had his picture taken with kidnappers, he didn’t know how good of a job the Federal government is doing in vetting those who would receive arms in Syria.
A reporter asked Paul, who is as a member of the Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee, what he thought the top priority for foreign affairs of the United States is.
“I think the top priority for the country constitutionally, historically, and appropriately is defense of the country. That’s what we’re supposed to do in Washington,” he answered to applause.
“That being said, Reagan’s motto was ‘Peace through strength,’ it wasn’t ‘War through strength.’”
Paul went on to elaborate on this saying that, “There are some, sometimes in our party, who mistake war for defense. If you don’t believe in eternal and perpetual war doesn’t mean you don’t believe in a strong national defense.”
“This is an important distinction,” he added.
Paul then spoke about some in the Republican Party that wanted to give money to Muammar al-Gaddafi in Libya and then a year later wanted to provide money and resources to rebels to overthrow the Libyan leader. “There’s a certain inconsistency,” he commented.
The Kentucky Senator then spoke about his concern with getting involved in a new war in Syria.
“Well people say Assad is such a bad guy,” Paul said. “He is, but on the other side we have al-Qaeda and now Nusra and they say, ‘there are some pro-Western people, and we’re going to vet them. Well apparently we had a senator over there who had his picture taken with some kidnappers, so I don’t know how good a job we’re doing vetting those who are going to get the arms.”
Again, applause erupted because Senator Paul was simply pointing out the truth. I’ll add he should have called for John McCain to be brought up on charges of treason for standing alongside and giving aid to the enemy of America.
Paul then pointed out two ironies that must be overcome if the US wants to get involved in the war in Syria. Here are the ironies:
- You will be allied with al-Qaeda
- Most of the Christian are on the other side
“You may well be arming Islamic rebels who may well be killing Christians,” he said. “Does that make Assad a good person? No. I don’t think there are any good people in this world and there’s some tragically innocent people who are going to be caught in the middle.”
“I just don’t know that our arming one side is going to make the tragedy any less,” Paul added. “So I think we need to be careful.”
I agree with Paul’s comments. They are level headed and the right way to be thinking about what is taking place. However, I’ll add just one more thing. There is no “may well” when it comes to arming Islamists in that area. We have done it. My guess is this administration, the Democrats and the RINOs will be more than willing to side with one Islamic group against another and spill the blood of Americans, not seeing past the vacuum that will be created in an Assad defeat which will be quickly filled by the Muslim Brotherhood. We’ve already seen it in Egypt and in Libya. What makes anyone think Syria would be any different?