Rand: I Wouldn’t Have ‘Dumbass’ Livestream If I Wasn’t Running For Prez

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul talks to the media after a rally in Orem, Utah, on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) seemed frustrated during his campaign’s day-long livestream of the Republican presidential candidate’s activities on the campaign trail on Tuesday, noting that he wouldn’t be participating in the “dumbass livestream” if he wasn’t running for president.

Paul read aloud a few comments and questions people had for him about his campaign on Google.

“The third question, most popular question from Google is, ‘Is Rand Paul still running for president?'” Paul said, according to a video posted on YouTube.

“And uh, I don’t know — wouldn’t be doing this dumbass livestreaming if I weren’t. So yes, I still am running for president. Get over it,” he answered.

He then moved onto the question, “Where is Rand Paul in the polls?”

“This is not (sic) live, we can’t edit this, right?” Paul asked in response.

Paul’s presidential campaign followed him live on Tuesday, although the feed froze numerous times in between showing Paul giving speeches and driving.

At one point, a campaign reporter asked Paul why he decided to stream his day live, according to the Washington Post.

“I wish I knew,” Paul responded, according to the Post. “I’ve been saying, I don’t want to do this, I don’t want to do this and now we’re doing this.”

Paul’s campaign began selling a t-shirt on Wednesday afternoon that reads, “I watched Rand Paul’s livestream and all I got was this dumbass teeshirt.” The description of the shirt noted, “It’s like going on vacation with your parents.”

Watch the video of Paul’s comments:

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