Rand Paul revealed today that he became Trump’s messenger to help him transmit a message to Vladimir Putin.
I was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin’s administration. The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 8, 2018
Well OK then. At least he didn’t do it over an open mic. That woulda been awkward.
More from the Hill:
Spokespeople for Paul directed questions about the letter, which was given to representatives of Putin, to the White House.
“At Senator Paul’s request, President Trump provided a letter of introduction,” deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley said in statement. “In the letter, the President mentioned topics of interest that Senator Paul wanted to discuss with President Putin.”
Very odd. Rand Paul was vociferously against Trump in the primaries but he’s become pretty chummy after realizing Trump’s odd populism fits in with his anti-neo-con anti-interventionism. And we’re all buddy buddy with Vladimir! YAY!! Also, #MAGA, comrade!!
But don’t worry – we also slapped Putin with more sanctions too!!
Take that, sucker! Also, #MAGA!!