Rand Paul Doesn’t Know His ‘Dumbass’ Livestream Is Live: ‘We Can Edit This, Right?’ (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, Rand Paul’s campaign decided to make one of the GOP’s lesser offerings in the 2016 clown car more appealing, more real, to voters by live streaming a day in the life of the white supremacist-loving future GOP washout. One segment of his notoriously terrible all-day snoozefest was intended to “show who Rand Paul is uninterrupted and with no filter” and  “drive traffic to the website and drive interest in Dr. Paul and his message of liberty,” according to Paul’s media guy Vincent Harris. But even the man some have forgotten is running for President knew it was a terrible idea from the start.

Asked why he was doing the livestream, Paul told a campaign reporter:

“I wish I knew. I’ve been saying, I don’t want to do this, I don’t want to do this and now we’re doing this.

Despite his reticence, he did allow a day in his life to be broadcast to the public, though at times he seemed to forget his “dumbass” event was live. While reading and answering commonly-Googled questions about himself, Paul got to a pretty embarrassing one: “Is Rand Paul still running for President?”

This is a pretty reasonable question, as Paul’s popularity among the GOP candidates for President is equal to, or lower than, the margin of error. In fact, Republicans are urging him to quit while he’s ahead and focus on his re-election to the Senate in 2016. Visibly irritated, Paul provided his answer:

“Uh, I dunno, I wouldn’t be doing this dumbass livestreaming if I weren’t. So, yes, I am still running for President. Get over it.”

After moving on to the next question, Paul had a bit of an afterthought on his previous statement: “This is not live, we can edit this, right?”


Campaign spokesman Sergio Gor explained that the comment was a joke, and that Paul was just making fun of himself. “Context is important, and Senator Paul was reading mean tweets and taking other questions when that question came up, most media outlets realize he was being playful and trying to make a joke,” he said in an e-mail to the Huffington Post. The Paul campaign is taking the flub in stride, even selling t-shirts that read “I watched Rand Paul’s Livestream and all I got was this dumbass teeshirt.”


Watch the remarks for yourself, below:

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