Rand Paul: Clinton, Sanders ‘see the same hairstylist’
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“I’m guessing they see the same hairstylist,” he quipped during a daylong livestream of his campaign travels through Iowa on Tuesday.


“I’m guessing they’re both similar in the sense that they both believe that government is the answer to most things,” said Paul, a Republican presidential candidate. “They think taxes should be higher and that there should be more regulations."

Paul argued that electing either Clinton or Sanders would spell ruin for the nation’s economy.

“I think if we had either Hillary or Bernier we would have a stifling and a strangling of the economy,” he said.

“We are already having trouble,” Paul continued. "[But] particularly if you’ve got a Bernie, who is a socialist [and] wants a command economy where the government controls everything.

“People really need to wake up and realize that he would be an absolute, utter disaster for our country,” he added of Sanders.

Paul said if elected he would differ from establishment politicians he charged had abused presidential power in the past.

“As a president, I’ve told people my goal is not to accumulate power, but to devolve power,” he said. "[It is] about giving power back to the states and to the people.

“I don’t think we’ve ever had a Republican president who has really set out to undo the vast overreach of the executive branch,” Paul continued.

“We’ve elected Republicans and thought it was going to be better, and then the Republicans didn’t turn out to undo anything the Democrats have done."

Paul’s remarks come as the 2016 Democratic presidential field gears up for its first debate in Las Vegas Tuesday evening. Clinton and Sanders are meeting three other candidates in the live CNN debate.

Paul, meanwhile, is livestreaming his entire Tuesday, which he spent on the campaign trail in Iowa. He plans on ending his broadcast by offering commentary on the Democratic debate later in the evening.