It was a different time, late July 2015, and Rand Paul said he would not set himself on fire to compete with Donald Trump for attention.
"I'm drawing the line at self-immolation, none of us are going to set ourselves on fire," Paul said on Boston Herald Radio at the time.
Paul, who has called Trump a "fake conservative " and pointed out Trump's past support for liberal positions, dropped this bombshell on Wednesday morning in New Hampshire: an impression of Donald Trump saying he used donations to buy influence with politicians.
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