President Rand Paul?

Dec 2015
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President’s Trump’s foreign policy follows no firm ideology but is often a combination of his long-held personal views and the influence of whoever currently has his ear. These days, Trump is listening more than ever to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who is quietly steering U.S. foreign policy in a new direction.

After Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria — against the advice of his entire national security team — a stunned Washington establishment rushed to blame Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who reportedly asked Trump to leave Syria during a Dec. 14 phone call. But Erdogan has made that request for years. What’s changed recently is whom Trump is listening to back home.

Several U.S. officials and people who have spoken directly to Trump since his Syria decision tell me they believe that Paul’s frequent phone conversations with Trump, wholly outside the policy process, are having an outsize influence on the president’s recent foreign policy decisions. The two golf buddies certainly are sounding a lot alike recently.

Paul told CNN on Dec. 23 that he had talked to Trump about Syria and was “very proud of the president.” That night on Twitter, Trump quoted Paul as saying, “It should not be the job of America to replace regimes around the world… The generals still don’t get the mistake.”(?) (?)

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a senator advising the president on foreign policy. Hawks such as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) do it all the time. But the Trump-Paul bromance is troubling because Trump may be taking Paul’s word over that of his own advisers. Moreover, Paul has a history of pushing false claims and theories, especially with regard to the Middle East.

So what's going on?? Paul stroking Trumper's ego? WHY? Paul is telling Trump what he wants to hear. Probably. Another Bromance in the making? The new Trump Whisperer?

This isn't our first rodeo. Prez Porn Lover jumps in and out of relationships as fast as Stormy jumps in and out of her clothes.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...1c0fe0c5b8f_story.html?utm_term=.755ca53edff8
 
Jun 2013
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I disagree. Trump has a hotel in Turkey that Erdogan threatened to shut down. Everything he does is all about the Con Man’s self interest.
 
Dec 2015
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12,646
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I disagree. Trump has a hotel in Turkey that Erdogan threatened to shut down. Everything he does is all about the Con Man’s self interest.
So what does Randy Paul get out of that? Is he angling for a cabinet post? Ambassador? What's the connection?