Democalypse 2016 - Coif to the Races Edition

  • Aired:  08/07/14
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Senator Rand Paul heads to Iowa, which prompts rumors about the possibility of a presidential run. (4:34)

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME BACK TO THE

SHOW.

SUMMER 2014.

SO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS,TIME TO CHECK IN ON THE 2016

PRESIDENTIAL RACE, SPECIFICALLYKENTUCKY SENATOR AND PROSPECTIVE

G.O.P. CANDIDATE RANDFORDJ. PAUL, THE SUBJECT OF

TONIGHT'S DEMOCALYPSE 2016: COIFTO THE RACES EDITION.

>> RAND PAUL LAUNCHES A 10-STOPTOUR OF IOWA TODAY.

>> IT IS HIS 10TH VISIT TO THESTATE THIS ELECTION CYCLE.

>> WHICH HAS PROMPTED MANY TOWONDER IF HE'S CONSIDERING A BID

FOR THE PRESIDENCY.

>> Jon: WHAT? NO. IT COULD BE...NO, MAYBE HE LOVES IOWA.

HE'S GOT A THING FOR STRAWBERRYPOINT, IOWA'S WORLD'S LARGEST

STRAWBERRY. WHICH IS ACTUALLYNOT A REAL STRAWBERRY.

I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY IF YOU HAD AREAL 15-FOOT STRAWBERRY

OBVIOUSLY THAT WOULD BE SOMEWHATIMPRESSIVE.

IT'S A REALLY 15-FOOT FIBERGLASSSCULPTURE. AND I MEAN,

WE DON'T ADVERTISE THE STATUE OFLIBERTY AS THE WORLD'S LARGEST

LADY.

TRUTH IS ELLERBE, NORTHCAROLINA HAS A LARGER FAKE

STRAWBERRY, SO I JUST, YOUKNOW... NO. NO.

I DON'T THINK... I DON'TTHINK I... I WAS NOT... I WAS

POKING GENTLE FUN. THAT'SSOMEWHAT BETTER. THAT IS...

THAT IS MORE FRUIT APPROPRIATE,BUT STILL SOMEWHAT HYPERBOLIC.

ALL RIGHT.

BUT IS SENATOR PAUL UP FOR THECHALLENGES OF A PRESIDENTIAL

PRIMARY?

IT'S A ROUTINE TO THE HIGH LEVELOF DIFFICULTY, ESPECIALLY FOR A

CANDIDATE WHO HAS SOME UNPOPULARPOSITIONS.

>> RAND PAUL WAS ASKED AQUESTION, SOMEONE GETS A LITTLE

UPSET WITH HIM, SAYING HEY,YOU'VE PROPOSED TO CUT OFF U.S.

AID TO ISRAEL. RAND PAULSAYS, NO I DIDN'T.

>> I HAVEN'T REALLY PROPOSEDTHAT IN THE PAST.

WE'VE NEVER HAD A LEGISLATIVEPROPOSAL TO DO THAT.

>> Jon: GEEZ, IF YOU NEVERPROPOSED CUTTING OFF U.S. AID TO

ISRAEL, THAT'S WEIRD.

I'M NOT SURE WHY HE WAS ASKEDABOUT IT.

OH, WHAT'S THAT?

OH ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO.

>> IF YOU LOOK AT THE LAST TENYEARS WORTH OF FOREIGN AID,

ISRAEL GETS JUST SLIGHTLY MORETHAN JORDAN AND EGYPT GET

TOGETHER.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S A GOODIDEA, PARTICULARLY WHEN WE HAVE

TO BORROW THE MONEY FROM CHINA.SHOULD WE BE GIVING MONEY,

FREE MONEY OR WELFARE TO A RICHNATION?

>> Jon: THAT IS WHY YOU NEVERMAKE EYE CONTACT ON THE SUBWAY.

[LAUGHTER]BECAUSE SOME CRAZY-HAIRED DUDE

IS JUST GOING TO DRAW YOU INTOAN AWKWARD CONVERSATION ABOUT

THE MIDDLE EAST.

AND YOU DON'T WANT NONE OF THAT.

BUT, ALL I HEARD THERE WASSOMEBODY RAISING QUESTIONS,

INDULGING IN HYPOTHETICALS.

HE NEVER PRECISELY SAID END ALLFOREIGN AID TO ISRAEL.

>> ALRIGHT, SO JUST TO BEPRECISE, END ALL FOREIGN AID,

INCLUDING THE FOREIGN AID TOISRAEL AS WELL, IS THAT RIGHT?

>> YES.

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: THAT'S GOING TO LEAVE

A MARK.

SO HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO ENDTHE AID, BUT HE NEVER PUT IT IN

A LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL, EXCEPTFOR HIS 2012 BUDGET PROPOSAL,

AND REALLY THAT BUDGET PROPOSALDOESN'T COUNT ANYWAY.

>> I HAVE NEVER INTRODUCED ANYLEGISLATION THAT TARGETED ISRAEL

IN ANY WAY.

>> Jon: DIDN'T EVER TARGET IT.

ISRAEL WAS COLLATERAL DAMAGE.

IN RAND PAUL'S INDISCRIMINATETARGETING OF FOREIGN AID IN

GENERAL.

I GOT TO SAY, SENATOR, ALL THISFUMBLING AROUND DOESN'T MAKE YOU

LOOK GOOD.

NOW YOU TOOK A POSITION.

YOU SHOULD STAND BY IT.

STICK THE LANDING HERE TO SHOWUS YOU'VE GOT THE INTEGRITY.

SAY SOMETHING, ANYTHING TOPERSUADE US THAT YOU ARE, LIKE

YOUR POP, PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL.

>> YOU WANT TO ACCURATELYPORTRAY MY POSITION?

>> Jon: YES.

THAT IS WHAT WE WANT BECAUSE IFYOU CAN ACCURATELY PORTRAY YOUR

POSITION WE CAN JUST TAKE THOSERAND PAUL FOR PRESIDENT BUMPER

STICKERS AND JUST LIKE DRAW ALINE ON THE O AND ADD A D AND WE

DON'T HAVE TO SPEND ANYMORE MONEY TO SUPPORT YOU.

WE WANT TO BE ACCURATE.

>> YOU WANT TO WRITE AN ARTICLETHAT I'VE SPENT THE LAST FOUR

YEARS TRYING TO PUT CONDITIONSON AID TO PEOPLE WHO HATE US AND

BURN OUR FLAG.

>> Jon: I LIKE WHERE WE'REGOING WITH THIS.

I ALSO HATE PEOPLE WHO HATE USAND BURN OUR FLAG.

>> THEN IT WOULD BE AN ACCURATESTORY. AND YOU CAN PUT AS A

SIDELINE IN THERE THAT I'VEALSO TALKED ABOUT THAT EVERY

COUNTRY ULTIMATELY WOULD BEBETTER OFF TO BE INDEPENDENT.

>> Jon: BOOM!

AND YOU COULD ILLUSTRATE THATARTICLE WITH A PHOTO OF MY HEAD

ON HUGH JACKMAN'S BODY STANDINGIN THE OVAL OFFICE.

CONGRATULATIONS, MR. NEXTPRESIDENT, YOU'VE DONE IT.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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