Rand Paul: I’ll support Trump if he’s the nominee

Rand Paul: I’ll support Trump if he’s the nominee

Former presidential candidate Rand Paul said Friday he would still support Donald Trump if the controversial real estate tycoon ends up as the Republican nominee.

Paul’s statement, in response to an Enquirer reporter’s question, puts him at odds with other Republicans, including Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Donald Trump.

Those three candidates have backed off from earlier pledges to support the Republican nominee no matter what.

Paul, during a visit to Northern Kentucky Friday morning, said he will support whoever is the Republican nominee, even if it’s Donald Trump. He said it’s better than supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Paul criticized Clinton’s comments she made while campaigning in Ohio that she will “put a lot of coal companies and coal miners out of business.” Those words will likely reverberate around the state in the next few months and could hurt Clinton.

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