Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said on Thursday that GOP presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE’s ‘aggressive personality’ troubles him.
Paul said the billionaire’s top-down management style might not translate to the White House in an interview.
“I don’t think anybody should be running the economy and that’s the whole fallacy of our last hundred years,” Paul told host Ed Berliner of Newsmax TV’s “The Hard Line.”
“[Trump] can’t run the economy, he can’t create jobs and he should know that,” Paul said.
“He can create jobs if he stays in the building industry, but even his industry is going to be in trouble because he might build too many buildings because interest rates are zero,” he added.
“He taps in to a lot of people, but the thing that concerns me is that it’s sort of like take charge and take over and we’ve had too much government taking charge and taking over.
“It’s the government that created it and we don’t need somebody with an iron fist to come in and say, ‘It’ll be done my way and I can correct all these problems,’ because the solution isn’t to have somebody strong to tell us what to do,” he said.
Paul also praised last week’s Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.
It ruled in a landmark 5-4 decision on June 26 that states must recognize the practice under the 14th Amendment’s equal protections clause.
“[It’s] their business,” Paul said of same-sex marriages.
“That’s the wonderful thing about libertarianism,” he added. “It doesn’t have to make that final decision of what people should do.”
Paul’s son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), is also seeking the Republican nomination next election cycle.
He called on the government to remove itself from regulating marriage entirely on Monday.