Rand Paul is a licensed eye doctor running for president, but he might have another dream gig in the back of his mind: journalist. While appearing on the Today show, the Kentucky senator scolded anchor Savannah Guthrie live on air for "editorializing" a question (i.e. explaining his previous statements prior to the interview before posing a new question to him) instead of just asking outright.
"You have had views in the past on foreign policy that are somewhat unorthodox, but you seem to have changed over the years," she says as Paul starts to interrupt. "You once said Iran was not a threat, now you say it is; you once proposed ending foreign aid to Israel, you now support it–at least, for the time being; and you once offered to drastically wanted to cut defense spending and now you want to increase it 16%. So I just wonder if you've mellowed out?"
"Yeah, why don't we let me explain instead of talking over me, okay?" he said, before explaining to the interviewer how he thought she should do her job. "Before we go through a litany of things you say I've changed on, why don't you ask me a question: 'Have I changed my opinion?'"
Paul and Guthrie continue to volley—and it makes for a rather tense interview.
But this isn't the first time Paul has had a problem with how the media has interviewed him. In February, the Presidential hopeful told CNBC anchor Kelly Evans to "calm down" and actually shushed her during the interview.
Afterwards, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly had him on her show to explain himself. Watch here:
You should also check out:
Surprise Surprise: Republican Men Don't Want a Female President (opens in new tab)
Hillary Clinton Will (Finally) Announce Her Presidential Campaign on Sunday (opens in new tab)
8 First Ladies Who Should Have Been President (opens in new tab)
Samantha Leal is the Deputy Editor at Well+Good, where she spends most of her day thinking of new ideas across platforms, bringing on new writers, overseeing the day-to-day of the website, and working with the awesome team to produce the best stories and packages. Before W+G, she was the Senior Web Editor for Marie Claire and the Deputy Editor for Latina.com, with bylines all over the internet. Graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a minor in African history, she’s written everything from travel guides to political op-eds to wine explainers (currently enrolled in the WSET program) to celebrity profiles. Find her online pretty much everywhere @samanthajoleal.
Everything We Know About Netflix's 'Harry & Meghan'
You're going to want to cancel your plans.
By Brooke Knappenberger
Whether You’re a New Entrepreneur or an Established Business Owner, Ask Yourself These Three Questions
Simple tips for setting your small business up for success in 2023.
Paris Hilton Shared a Throwback Photo With Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan, "The Holy Trinity"
By Iris Goldsztajn
35 Ways Women Still Aren't Equal to Men
If anyone tries to tell you otherwise, show them these statistics.
By Brooke Knappenberger
EMILY's List President Laphonza Butler Has Big Plans for the Organization
Under Butler's leadership, the largest resource for women in politics aims to expand Black political power and become more accessible for candidates across the nation.
By Rachel Epstein
Want to Fight for Abortion Rights in Texas? Raise Your Voice to State Legislators
Emily Cain, executive director of EMILY's List and and former Minority Leader in Maine, says that to stop the assault on reproductive rights, we need to start demanding more from our state legislatures.
By Emily Cain
Your Abortion Questions, Answered
Here, MC debunks common abortion myths you may be increasingly hearing since Texas' near-total abortion ban went into effect.
By Rachel Epstein
The Future of Afghan Women and Girls Depends on What We Do Next
Between the U.S. occupation and the Taliban, supporting resettlement for Afghan women and vulnerable individuals is long overdue.
By Rona Akbari
How to Help Afghanistan Refugees and Those Who Need Aid
With the situation rapidly evolving, organizations are desperate for help.
By Katherine J Igoe
It’s Time to Give Domestic Workers the Protections They Deserve
The National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, reintroduced today, would establish a new set of standards for the people who work in our homes and take a vital step towards racial and gender equity.
By Ai-jen Poo
The Biden Administration Announced It Will Remove the Hyde Amendment
The pledge was just one of many gender equity commitments made by the administration, including the creation of the first U.S. National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence.
By Megan DiTrolio