Oh My God, Just peruse How Awkward Rand Paul Was Acting Around Trump
Paul and the president haven’t had the best of relationships of late.
The Kentucky senator’s refusal to support the most recent GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare was one of the reasons Congressional Republicans couldn’t muster enough votes to enact an overhaul of the health care system. (Unlike some moderate Republicans, Paul didn’t believe the repeal effort went far enough).
FWIW, despite sum the awkwardness, Paul was at the event because he actually supported the president’s executive order to allow some people to leave the Obamacare markets (potentially causing turmoil for the whole system).
“President Trump is doing what I believe is the biggest free-market reform in a generation,” Paul said, commending Trump on his “boldness.”
Trump even had a itsy-bitsy fun with the fact Paul was backing him on health care for once.
“I can say, when you collect Rand Paul on your side, it has to be positive, that I can relate you,” Trump said to laughs in the room. “Boy, I was just saying as he’s getting up and saying sum these wonderful things approximately what we’re going to be announcing, I said, boy, that’s pretty strange. I’m very impressed.”