Libertarian firebrand and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul did not appear too pleased when CNN host Wolf Blitzer asked him Thursday why Donald Trump has seen a rise in the polls.
"Television works, Wolf. If you would give some other candidates from eight in the morning to eight at night, all day long every day for three weeks, I'm guessing some other candidates might rise as well," the Kentucky senator told Blitzer.
"So, for example, while some people are hearing about one candidate all the time, very few people know that I have offered a tax code — where you can fill out your tax code on one page, fourteen and a half percent. So, for example, if I had a billion in advertising and every network going gaga over that, you know what, I think we could get ours to rise also," he continued.
Paul predicted Trump's surging popularity among the GOP base won't last long.
"I think this is a temporary sort of loss of sanity," he said. "But we are going to come back to our senses and look for somebody serious to lead our country at some point."
Blitzer pressed Paul on his comment.
"You think that the 20 percent who are supporting to Donald Trump, Republicans according to this latest poll, have a loss of sanity?" he asked.
"No, I think what they are is hungry for someone who will tell the truth. Who will say Washington is broken ... absolutely he is tapping into that vein," Paul replied. "But the thing is we also have to have a serious discussion on how we are going to do it. And I think simply saying the Mexicans are going to pay for it — we're not going to fix the national debt by asking the Mexicans to pay for it."
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