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Ron Paul Reacts to Contentious MSNBC Interview: 'I Didn't Like What Happened

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Former US Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) speaks at George Washington University March 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Paul spoke at the event organized by student Republicans about his experience in the US government as well as liberties and fiscal policy. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Former Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul implied in a podcast published on Friday that the mainstream media seeks to tear him down in a bid to discredit his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky).

“It’s hard for me because I know what they are doing,” Paul said. “I am not important in the sense that I don’t have a vote, I don’t go to Washington, and that sort of thing.”

Ron Paul Former US Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) speaks at George Washington University March 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Paul spoke at the event organized by student Republicans about his experience in the US government as well as liberties and fiscal policy. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

“[Rand] is very fluent, and he knows how to present the message. They fear him, and they don’t want that message out. He has a tough job," Paul continued. "Though he gets some benefits from what I have done, he also gets all of the disadvantages in that if I have a position that the mainstream media can attack, they will. It is a combination.”

Paul, pointed to a Thursday interview he had with MSNBC's Alex Wagner.

“That little episode with MSNBC, I didn’t like what happened,” he said.

During that interview, Wagner attempted to get Paul to "applaud" President Barack Obama.

Listen to the segment, courtesy of Mediaite and the "We Are Libertarians" Podcast:

(H/T: Mediaite)

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