Rand Paul Is Turning Out to Be 2016's Troller-in-Chief

Paul has mastered the art of trolling his potential 2016 rivals.

ByARLETTE SAENZ
January 29, 2015, 11:43 AM

— -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, may be mulling a bid to be the next commander-in-chief in 2016, but he may have already earned the unofficial title of troller-in-chief with his pointed digs at his potential rivals -- Democrats and Republicans alike.

The latest came on Thursday when Team Paul released audio of a fake “secret tape” of Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush talking about their 2016 runs. Paul hits his would-be rivals for being part of a dynasty. (But of course Paul doesn’t point out that he too is following in the footsteps of a famous family member who once sought the presidency: Ron Paul).

And on Wednesday, Paul used “#ThingsToRunFrom” to describe former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

The trolling dates back to at least November, when Paul dubbed Democrats who lost in the midterm elections as “Hillary’s losers.”

The first Republican-on-Republican trolling came in December, when Paul called out Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for opposing the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

He trolled Bush and Romney after their meeting in Utah earlier this month.

But the first time around, Paul misspelled “friendship.”

He’s aired his grievance on Festivus ...

... and critiqued his fellow Republicans’ fashion choices.

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