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Paul: Bachmann ‘Hates Muslims’

In an interview that aired last night, Ron Paul accused Michele Bachmann, with whom he sparred over Middle East foreign policy during Thursday night’s debate, of being motivated by a personal animus toward Muslims.

“She doesn’t like Muslims. She hates Muslims. She hates them. She wants to go get them,” Paul said on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno when asked what he thought of Bachmann.

Bachmann told ABC that Paul’s comments constituted “an absolutely outrageous statement,” and said, “Of course I don’t hate Muslims.”

When Leno commented that Rick Santorum seemed to be constantly talking about gay people, Paul said, “Gay people and Muslims.”


Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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