First Draft: Rand Paul Compares Donald Trump to ‘the Emperor With No Clothes’

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PhotoSenator Rand Paul during a American Legion Post 23 in Bowling Green, Ky., on Monday.
Senator Rand Paul during a American Legion Post 23 in Bowling Green, Ky., on Monday.Credit Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press

Lagging in a polls, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky set aside his right to remoteness bulletin on Monday afternoon to take adult another cause: derailing Donald J. Trump.

Mr. Paul laid into Mr. Trump in an afternoon discussion call, job him “a bully” and an “empty suit,” and comparing him to a “emperor with no clothes.”

“Are we going to repair a nation by lecture and dull blather?” Mr. Paul asked. “Somebody has to plea him.”

Mr. Paul has done that his mission. He started a Republican presidential discuss on Thursday dusk with a written attack on Mr. Trump’s integrity, accusing him of sanctimonious to be regressive and cozying adult to a Clintons.

He followed that with an op-ed in IJReview inventory Mr. Trump’s story of magnanimous positions and job on Republican electorate to glow Mr. Trump and collect a critical candidate.

Mr. Trump’s debate did not immediately lapse messages seeking criticism on Monday.

The confrontation with Mr. Trump comes as Mr. Paul’s debate appears to be stumbling. His debate opening was panned and new polls have shown him slipping into a bottom tier of candidates.

Last week also brought a ghost of scandal, as a tighten help and a conduct of a “super PAC” that supports a senator was indicted on charges of stealing tip payments while operative on a 2012 presidential debate of Ron Paul, Mr. Paul’s father.

Mr. Paul had small to contend about that on Monday, instead reminding electorate of his Tea Party certification and directing his madness during Mr. Trump.

“I consider if no one stands adult to a bully, a brag will only keep doing what they’re doing,” Mr. Paul said. “Unless someone points out a czar has no clothes, they will continue to strut about, and afterwards we’ll finish adult with a existence TV star as the nominee.”