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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRepublican wins La. Senate runoff in final 2016 race Corker calls Tillerson 'very impressive' The other face of immigration from Mexico is African MORE took a swing at rival Rand PaulRand PaulSunday shows preview: Trump sits down with Fox Trump stumps for Louisiana Senate candidate ahead of runoff Giuliani won't serve in Trump administration MORE during a rally in South Carolina just one day before he plans to skip a debate.
"We have guys like Rand Paul — he's a United States senator and he can't even get on the stage," Trump said during the Wednesday night rally, mocking the Kentucky senator's struggles to make recent GOP main-stage debates.
"He goes, 'I should be on the stage,’ ” he bellowed with a condescending tone.
Paul barely squeaked onto the Thursday night debate stage after polling high enough in Iowa to qualify for the Fox News main event. Trump will skip that event after a spat with the network.
The billionaire businessman went on to chide fellow GOP candidate Ted CruzTed CruzSenate passes dozens of bills on way out of town Senate passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown Senate advances funding measure, avoiding shutdown MORE for being born in Canada, as well as for the recent revelations that he failed to disclose loans taken out around his Senate campaign. He also attacked Cruz's personality.
"Ted is a good debater, but he's not a good speaker," Trump said.
"When you talk to him, it's like you are in a debate. 'Hello, Donald, how are you?' " he added in a stodgy imitation of Cruz.
Trump also didn't spare his Democratic presidential rivals, Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump must not pull a bait-and-switch on American workers Jewish groups divided over Hanukkah party at Trump hotel Colo. AG: Electoral College lawsuit could cause 'chaos' MORE and Bernie SandersBernie SandersSunday shows preview: Trump sits down with Fox Democrats: Where the hell are You? Sanders on Trump pick: This is how a rigged economy works MORE.
"Hillary's not gonna be hard to beat. I assume it's Hillary, I don't know, is she going to be in the clinker?" he asked, in reference to the investigation into her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of State.
"Bernie, oh my God, it's like a dream, a dream! Maybe it's going to be [Vice President Joe] Biden. They are talking about Biden coming back. Who cares?"