Economist Moore claims he had a 'similar' experience to Rand Paul following Trump convention speech

Economist Moore claims he had a 'similar' experience to Rand Paul following Trump convention speech
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Economist Stephen MooreStephen MooreStates push back against federal unemployment policies delaying economic recovery Former Trump economic adviser to Biden: 'Stop taxing. Stop spending. Stop borrowing.' trillion in taxes, trillion in spending, trillion in borrowing — what could go wrong? MORE said Sunday that he experienced a similar situation to Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulFauci to Chelsea Clinton: The 'phenomenal amount of hostility' I face is 'astounding' GOP's attacks on Fauci at center of pandemic message Fox host claims Fauci lied to Congress, calls for prosecution MORE (R-Ky.) while leaving the Republican National Convention Thursday night.

While a good portion of the RNC was virtual, several speeches, including President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations MORE's closing speech, was given to a crowd on the grounds of the White House.

Outside of the White House, protestors held demonstrations expressing their discontent with Trump as president and outrage over Kenosha, Wis., police shooting Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the back seven times at close range in front of his three children on Sunday afternoon.

The conservative senator tweeted early Friday morning that he and his wife were attacked by an "angry mob" as they were leaving the White House.

Video of the incident does show D.C. police escorting Paul and his wife away from the White House as protesters heckled and jeered at him.

“When I walked out of the [White House] … the security guard said, ‘Be careful out there.’ I didn’t know what he meant," Moore told radio host John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM. I went about three or four blocks from the White House ... and I walked right into a Black Lives Matter rally. And it was very similar to the experience Rand Paul had."

Moore, who has advised the Trump White House on economic policy, added: "There were many, many [convention attendees] who were being harassed. It was a very dangerous situation. They started screaming lewd and vile things at me."

John Catsimatidis is an investor in The Hill.