A Reuters picture snapped during the break showed Perry walking up to Paul's podium, grasping Paul's arm and pointing his finger in the congressman's face.
But at a campaign event Thursday, Paul laughed about the exchange.
"A picture came out last night, it's on the Internet this morning, with ... I think the governor of Texas, or something? We had several governors up there, but truth was I never met him before," Paul joked.
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