The Cincinnati Enquirer reported on Friday that Paul said he would support the Republican presidential frontrunner if he earns the nomination, as a vote for a man he once called a “delusional narcissist and an orange-faced windbag” is better than a vote for his likely opponent, Hillary Clinton.
“I think we never get the candidate we exactly want unless you’re the candidate,” Paul said. “Think about it from this perspective: I’m from Kentucky, and Hillary Clinton recently said she would put coal miners out of business, and she would put coal companies out of business.”
Previously, Paul called Trump a “disaster for the Republican Party,” said he was “bad for America,” compared him to Gollum from the Lord of the Rings, and said he’s was “not sure I would say Trump is Hitler – Goebbels maybe.”
Such is the cycle of American politics, wherein a groveling, dejected flop must cannibalize his own values, swallow the lump in his staunchly libertarian throat, and place a vote for his orange-faced nightmare.