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Published On: Wed, Feb 24th, 2016

Ron Paul: ‘Sanders wants to make the government bigger and Trump wants to be the government’

Last summer, when Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump began his surge in the polls of GOP primary politics, former Texas Congressman Ron Paul warned that Trump was not only a “dangerous person”, but an “authoritarian”.

Image/Video Screen Shot/The Ron Paul Channel

Image/Video Screen Shot/The Ron Paul Channel

While Paul enjoyed watching the real estate mogul shaking up the system, admittedly, it’s hard not to watch, kind of like a car accident, he warned in June 2015:

People listen to him, and believe he may be raising white horses someplace and he’s going to ride in. Because he is almost the opposite of a libertarian, because it’s not like ‘I want to give you your freedom and your liberty to run your life as you choose. Your civil liberties are absolutely yours, you can’t hurt anybody, it’s your own money you can spend it any way you want.’ But he sounds like the person: ‘I know the answers and I’m going to do this and I’ve done this, I’ve done this, this and this.’

Eight months later, the three-time Presidential candidate and retired OB/GYN said he could not support a Trump nomination and that the billionaire businessman acts like he has all the answers but “zero” realistic solutions to the problems facing the nation playing on people’s fears.

Calling this year’s presidential race, “Trump-ism versus Sander-ism,” (referring to Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders), Paul says they are not a whole lot different from each other concerning the error of their ways.

Sanders wants to make the government bigger and Trump wants to be the government, Paul noted.

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