Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday, Aug. 25, called for everyone to vote for Donald Trump in the November election, saying that the incumbent president could help end the endless wars while his Democratic rival could call for more wars and poison American children with socialism.
Speaking on the second night of the Republican National Convention, Paul contrasted the records of President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, especially on the issue of war.
“I’m supporting President Trump because he believes, as I do, that a strong America cannot fight endless wars,” Paul said. He added that the United States “must not continue to leave our blood and treasure in Middle East quagmires.”
Paul recalled a night when he flew with President Trump to Dover Air Force Base to honor two U.S. soldiers whose remains were coming home from Afghanistan.
“I can tell you the president not only felt the pain of these families but is committed to ending this war,” he said. “President Trump is the first president in a generation to seek to end war rather than start one. He intends to end the war in Afghanistan. He is bringing our men and women home.”
Paul went on to compare President Trump with “the disastrous record of Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden, who consistently called for more war.”
“Joe Biden voted for the Iraq War, which President Trump has long called the worst geopolitical mistake of our generation,” he said.
“I fear Biden will choose war again,” Paul said, explaining that Biden under the Obama administration “supported war in Serbia, Syria, and Libya.”
“Joe Biden will continue to spill our blood and treasure,” he said. “President Trump will bring our heroes home.”
“If you hate war like I hate war … if you want us to quit sending $50 billion to Afghanistan for luxury hotels and natural gas to stations … you need to support President Trump for another term!” Paul said.
Paul also said that Trump means lower taxes and cheaper health care, while Biden means socialism poisoning children and burning U.S. cities.
“To those of you who want lower taxes and better, less expensive health care, join me in supporting President Trump,” Paul said.
“To those of you who want to stand up and fight the socialists poisoning our schools and burning our cities—join me in supporting President Trump,” he said, referring to the unrest in cities across the nation in the last several months prompted by the death of George Floyd in police custody.
In his speech, Paul also said he supported Trump because the president “gets things done,” such as his efforts to cut tax and overhaul “ObamaCare” and criminal justice reform.
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