Rand Paul Flips: Yeah, I Guess I’d Support Trump As The Nominee

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Wednesday that he would support rival Donald Trump if he was the GOP nominee, adding “We’re a long way away from that.”

The remarks are a reversal from his comment in October that Trump as the GOP nominee would be a “disaster” for the party and the country. Paul’s most recent comment also came after he was booted to Fox Business Network’s undercard debate.

In an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday, Paul said he thought the Republican nominee nedded to be someone who “says we are a welcoming party.”

When Paul was asked if he would support Trump as the nominee, he seemed hesitant, but said that he would.

“Yeah, I think it would have to happen,” Paul said. “I think we are a long way from deciding who the nominee is. The reason I say I will support the nominee, when I won and beat the establishment, they all came around and supported me. That’s the way party politics work. They group around the nominee.”

Paul noted that he didn’t think Trump would win in Iowa.

“We are a long way away from that,” he added.

h/t: Politico

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